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Temptation is only attractive because of the evil desire that dwells within you.

 

Desire + circumstance = temptation. (So keep yourself from or flee the situation!)

And a HUGE truth to stew in….

A temptation is anything that promises satisfaction at the cost of obedience.

“Temptation is a common theme in the Bible, but I wonder how often you actually think about the nature of temptation. What does it mean to be tempted? A temptation is anything that promises satisfaction at the cost of obedience. Temptation is when circumstances work together so that you have the ability and maybe even the desire to do something that God forbids. It is money but without work (so you steal), popularity but without kindness (so you gossip), sexual fulfillment but without marriage (so you commit adultery)—it is the satisfaction you want but through disobedience rather than obedience…..”

Excellent article…..

Satisfaction at the Cost of Obedience | Challies Dot Com.

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