Monday, June 12, 2006
The Temptations Of This World Are Strong
Strong are the temptations in the world today. God is not the one that temps us but He is the one that will give us the strength and the way out of one. The devil will do anything to get us to sin against God. That is his purpose here on earth to keep us from eternal life with our Saviour Jesus Christ. Let no temptations take us down the road to destruction and into the eternal fire of Hell. God loves us and wants us to not give in to those temptations around us everyday. Life with Christ is so much better than a life without Christ. With Him we have a promise of eternal life with Him in Heaven. We will still have trials here on earth just as the lost do but we also have God helping us through each and every struggle we go through. Just as Matthew 5:45 says: "That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust." It is the way we handle the rain that comes down on us that makes us who we are. Give Jesus praise today for He is worthy of our praise.
2: My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
3: Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
4: But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
5: If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
6: But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
7: For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
8: A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
9: Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:
10: But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.
11: For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.
12: Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
13: Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
14: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
15: Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
16: Do not err, my beloved brethren.
17: Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
18: Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.