Temptation originates from evil desires inside us, not from God. It begins with an evil thought and becomes sin when we dwell on the thought and allow it to become an action. Like a snowball rolling down a hill becomes an avalanche, sin, especially sexual sin, will continue to grow more destructive the more it is left unchecked. The best time to stop a tempting desire is before it is too strong or moving too fast to control.
1. How does knowing that temptation originates from desires within me change the way I will combat it?
2. In what ways can I take steps to safeguard my marriage against the enemy of adultery? (See Tuesday challenge)
Challenge: If you are struggling with temptation (and even if you aren’t), find time to read your Bible and pray and wait expectantly as God works.
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