Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Wednesday's Word ~ Fooled by the bait????
Oh, don't worry no one will bother to notice..... just this once you can get away with it..... come on live a little..... don't you deserve a bit of fun???? Satan's temptation tools sound so good at times, don't they? As far back as Eve in the Garden, Satan has been telling people the same old things.... and all of them are lies. But the bait he uses sounds and looks so good...... we are like fish swimming around that fish-hooked worm until sometimes we just have to take a bite! Then we are caught up in sin! Is there a way out?!?!?
Paul tells us in 1Corinthians 10:13 (ESV) No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation He will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
Is that wonderful or what? God gives a way of escape to the bait! We have the choice to say yes, or we can say no and build faith and choose obedience to God and His Word. Thinking of temptation as a faith-builder can turn one of Satan's most used tools into an opportunity to glorify God!
Lord, help me at each temptation to see it as a chance to glorify You in my life. Help me to choose to always follow Your will for my life and to remember that You always provide a means of escaping the bait laid out by the evil one. Thank You for verses in Your Word that remind me that You are faithful and hold me in the palm of Your hand. Lord, remind me that each of my choices are noticed by the One that sees all and that the only thing I am deserving of without Your Grace is death. Help me daily Lord, to make the right choices. In Jesus' Name. Amen.