DON’T YIELD TO TEMPTATION
There are temptations everywhere. Before we even get out of bed, we are tempted to sleep in. We are tempted to be lazy. As we go through the day we are tempted with food, we are tempted to gossip, we are tempted to get angry. The list goes on and on. It is important we recognize our temptations every day and pray God will lead us from these temptations and lead us to do the right things. When we begin with prayer every morning as He instructs us to do, our temptations will be more recognizable and we will be more aware of God’s presence and that He wants to lead us away from evil.
Matthew 6:13 “And don’t let us yield to temptation, but rescue us from the evil one.” (NLT)
Dear Lord, we don’t even have to know how to pray to You. We can spend time with You and meditate on Your word and Your word will direct us how to pray and lead us from temptation. We thank You for guiding us and rescuing us today, Lord. “In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.” (Matthew 6:9-13 KJV).
Temptations are a part of life but we can choose to do right.
When we are tempted, we should always be ready to reply with God’s word.
Satan wants us to do wrong. No matter how we are tempted, we should remember it is Satan using them to tempt us.
Praying every morning will help us begin our day with God and keep us aware He is with us all day, even when we are tempted.
We should not yield to, give in or be lead into temptation by anyone. God can give us the strength we need to do His will and His will has nothing to do with wrong. His will is all about doing good.
A temptation that comes through another person is actually an opportunity to share God’s word with them.
Galatians 6:1 “Dear brothers and sisters, if another believer is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself.” (NLT)