Temptation has a revealing effect on uncovering the heart’s desires, proving both the depth and direction of your conviction. The trouble is, according to the Bible, we love out of order. Will I be willing to admit a wrong doing when I am convicted by God’s Spirit or will I choose to appear faultless in front of people?. Can we admit our needs for correction or will we choose a facade. The greatest temptations lure us by replacing truth with lies, authenticity with appearance, and love of God with love of self.
Sin of Man
Overcoming temptation ain’t easy. Like it or not, these choices must be made daily. And our choices have consequences not only affecting our own souls but the souls of those around us for good or bad. But this reality should neither lead us to denial nor leave us in despair. As we all have temptation rise in our hearts, it’s not enough just to have some good principles. We will actually bring inside-out change. Temptation is a battle but it’s not just about winning or losing, it’s about discovering who you really are. And what you love most. This book is about how the gospel so transforms us that even moments of temptation become the training ground for a life of abundance as our hearts are radically reshaped and reordered by the love of Jesus for us.
Ultimately, the key to overcome temptations is not a principle. It’s a person.
1 Corinthians 10:13
13 No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.