Friday, September 7, 2012

The Hidden Entrance To Sin


Blessed is the man who endures temptation. —James 1:12

The temptation to sin and do things that dishonor our Lord haunts us all.

We are all capable of turning our testimony for Jesus into a sham.

We are all vulnerable to temptation.

How do we avoid giving in?
  • We must acknowledge the universality of temptation (1 Cor. 10:13).
  • We must recognize the dangerous results of giving in to sin (James 1:13-15).
  • We must keep accountable to fellow believers (Eccl. 4:9-12).
  • And we must plead with God for help not to fall (Matt. 26:41).

Only God’s grace and power can keep us from falling and pick us up when we do.

Each sin has its door of entrance.

Let’s keep that door closed.

2 comments:

  1. while it is common to talk about God's love, your post put clearly what She is, whom She is addressed. As I look at myself as unworthy of God's love but nevertheless receiving Her, my sense of responsibility awakens me from nice lullabies and helps to close the door to sin. I didn't comment others, but look for God in my life and thus discover next tome who is in the same need as me

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  2. Thanks for the reminder, it echoes the thoughts from this Sunday's church sermon to just say no to sin. Great post, I'm one of your regular visitors. Be blessed!

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