Posts Tagged ‘Temptation’

1 Corinthians 10:1-22 A Way Out

You have to want out before you can get out

We actually looked at this passage yesterday but I want to revisit it. Paul was speaking to his readers about their “freedoms.” They were dragging grace down to a whole new level. Today though, I want to focus on something else Paul said that really struck me. I started to write about it yesterday but got turned onto another track. I really felt like I should come back and touch on it today instead of pressing on.

The issue I want to address is temptation. “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation He will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it” (verse 13). Read more »

Luke 17:1-4 Temptations Come

Forgiveness breaks the chain of bondage

Forgiveness breaks the chain of bondage

In our reading today Jesus talks about sin. He specifically addresses the temptation to sin, the heavy burden for those presenting the temptation, and forgiveness.

As long as Satan is free and has dominion over this world there will always be sin. There will also always be temptations to engage in sin. Those temptations can come from any number of sources. Today one of the biggest tempters is our media. We see ads for everything from chewing gum to high end cars, each with their own agenda of getting the consumer to buy their produce. Many of them count on questionable appeals. One that pops in my mind is Orbits gum; “It cleans a dirty mouth.” The innuendo in their Read more »