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How to Handle Temptation

By   •   September 23   •   Topics:

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It is Satan’s purpose to steal the seed of truth from your heart by sending distracting thoughts. It should encourage you to know that the devil considers you a good enough Christian to use as a target.

The difference between a Christian and a non-Christian is: though they both may have good and evil thoughts, Christ gives His followers strength to select the right rather than the wrong. You see a man going to prayer meeting with a Bible under his arm. That man was undoubtedly tempted to stay at home, go bowling, or to some other activity. But, as these diverse thoughts came to his mind, he made the right selection, and headed for the church.

Another man walks through the night to a bar. It no doubt occurred to him that he had best stay home with his family. But he yielded to the negative thought, and gave in to his lower appetites.

It is not the temptations you have, but the decision you make about them that counts.

Prayer for the day

Decisions will have to be made each day, Lord. With Your strength and wisdom, help me to make the right ones

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16 Comments

  1. olimibrian says:

    l move now to make right decision as a son of God.

  2. Janet corley says:

    Great devotional

  3. Sarah says:

    Inspiring

  4. Margareta Cronholm says:

    Thank you.We all need this. Oh, Lord help me to make the right decisions, the devil is very active and is pushing me, but my thoughts goes to the Cross and The Holy Spirit says stay where you are the solution is God’s.

  5. Nicholas B. says:

    Thanks for the inspiration. Be blessed

  6. Barry Johnson says:

    Thank you for providing the Daily Devotions. These provide so much insight into God’s love and compassion for sinners. Today’s devotion is excellent! Thank you! God loves us all!

  7. Gerry says:

    When temptation strikes hand it over to Jesus . He knows how to take care of it. On your own, you may fail.

  8. Joyce Paul says:

    Lord,grant me wisdom in all my decisions and give me strength in all my activities, that I may always focus on YOU! GOD BLESS US ALL ! AMEN.

  9. vallance murray says:

    The devil tempts me with bad thoughts continiously every day!!God has given me the oppertunity to start my own bussiness and it is going really well,,I will make sure as to make the right decisions concerning every obstacle and thought thet satan put before me,thank u for the advice Reverent

    1. Margareta Cronholm says:

      Thank you I understand you, we need to be strong in the Lord.