Thought for the Day September 10, 2014 Temptation Is To Be Resisted

devil“Do not worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older it will avoid you.” Joey Adams (thanks to brainyquote.com)

Too many Christians have a commitment of convenience. They’ll stay faithful as long as it’s safe and doesn’t involve risk, rejection, or criticism. Instead of standing alone in the face of challenge or temptation, they check to see which way their friends are going.” Charles Stanley (thanks to brainyquote.com)

“In Christ we see a maturity of love that flowers in self-sacrifice and forgiveness; a maturity of power that never swerves from the ideal of service; a maturity of goodness that overcomes every temptation, and, of course, we see the ultimate victory of life over death itself.” Vincent Nichols (thanks to brainyquote.com)

Temptation is the devil looking through the keyhole. Yielding is opening the door and inviting him in.” Billy Sunday (thanks to brainyquote.com)

To resist temptation and save ourselves a bunch of misery requires us to prepare to resist it. If temptation shows its ugly head, we are ready to resist it. It might be as easy as having a temptation on our “NO, NEVER List.”

IS961-001phoneWith cell phones, we can escape a bad situation, “Mom, will you come and get me right now?”

Stay away from sources of temptation and those who constantly yield to it.

John

Korea, 1951

Korea, 1951

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