We as believers need to have a defense of our very own. Against our ENEMY…Satan!
Temptation is something we must comprehend in order to defend. How does temptation originate? It usually starts with a thought. This isn’t an accident…probably an arrow sent by the Satan to derail us. “In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrow of the evil one.” (Eph. 6:16)
To sin or not to sin…that is the question! It’s very dangerous and the decision can be made in an instant!
Wise believers decide ahead of time to protect themselves from temptation before it enters their mind. How you ask? Comment to obey God and know that He is in control and has limited Satan abilities. “No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.” (1 Corinthians 10:13)
Satan has a way of making sin look fun and exciting. He wants us to live in the moment. But we need to look at the bigger picture and ask ourselves a question or two…Is this choice in line with God’s word? What’s the cost? Are we willing to pay the price?
Love Heart, remember…Defense, Defense, Defense…~Deb