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Neal A. Maxwell once said, "If we entertain temptations, soon they will be entertaining us." As an angel of light, Satan is especially skilled at making sin seem attractive to us. In other words, Satan prefers to employ subtle tactics rather than overt ones because disguised temptations are more effective in deterring and deceiving well-intentioned Christians. In his book Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis wrote that from the devil's vantage point "the safest road to Hell is the gradual one--the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts."
Though it is
not a sin to be tempted, it is a sin to give in to temptation. Temptations
come to the godly and the sinner alike, but what sets them apart
we realize two important principles about temptations. Most importantly,
God is not responsible for tempting us because it is against His character
to lead anyone into sin. James 1:13-15 says, "When tempted, no
see that all temptations can be overcome by the power of God. I
temptation is never easy, God promises to reward us for being obedient.
When Potipher's wife pursued an immoral relationship with
comes to all of us on a daily basis but God promises to give you the
strength to overcome them. Ask the Lord today to give you discernment
so that you can avoid the enemy's pitfalls. God has called you to a
life of victory--don't let anything stand in your way!
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