Transformed by Temptation
In His Presence: Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am being tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone (James 1:13).
Temptation can be defined as a solicitation to do evil. Remember, nothing can come your way without divine approval. Whether it’s a test or a temptation, positive or negative, it has to flow through God’s fingers first. He has to allow the devil to tempt us, and at the same time He is testing us. If a temptation comes to you, God had to allow it to come, but He is not the source of that temptation. We find this truth in the story of Job. Satan said the only reason Job was serving God was that God was so good to him, so God allowed the devil to tempt Job. So Satan solicited Job to curse God. This was a test that showed Job’s faithfulness to God when he didn’t give in to the temptation.
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God allows temptation for our development, not our destruction.
Joseph: Detours to Destiny studies the ups and downs and the twists and turns of Joseph’s life as the Lord used him to provide for His people. Dr. Evans explains how our own personal detours often don’t make sense to us, but God has an ultimate plan to use them to take us straight to our destiny when we trust Him and rest in His sovereign plan.
Dr. Tony Evans adapts the core themes of his legacy work The Kingdom Agenda: Life Under God into a format to be read daily in this concise 365-day devotional designed to challenge, encourage and inspire readers to live according to God's will in every area of life.
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