How You Can Overcome the Temptation to Sin
Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire.
I want you to picture a 6-inch-wide plank laid down along a sidewalk. Now if someone were to ask you to walk on that plank while it was on the ground, you’d very likely have no problem. But if you were to take that same plank and suspend it 200 feet high between two buildings, your perspective would be quite different.
That’s exactly what happens with temptation, isn’t it? We walk through our daily lives and think, “Hey, this isn’t so bad. I can handle this.” But then someone or something changes our circumstances and we get scared. So we take our eyes off of the task at hand and allow fear to push us into giving in to temptation.
The truth is that obedience is obedience no matter what circumstances we face. The difference is our perspective. It’s usually easy to be honest with your financial dealings in times of success. But when money stops coming in, the temptation is there to do underhanded things. It’s not that God’s standards have changed, but your perspective on them has.
So the question is, are you going to trust God at His word through all circumstances? Or, are you going to let fear take hold in your heart and give in to temptation? Perspective changes, but God’s Word never changes. Cling to the truth in all circumstances and keep your focus on God!
DON’T LET YOUR PERSPECTIVE DETER YOU FROM OBEDIENCE. TRUST GOD AT HIS WORD BECAUSE HE NEVER CHANGES!
For more from PowerPoint Ministries and Dr. Jack Graham, please visit www.jackgraham.org
Listen to Dr. Jack Graham's daily broadcast on OnePlace.com.
Revitalize your prayer life in 30 days!
You may find yourself facing new challenges this year that you haven’t faced before. The good news is you can trust God to give you the strength you need as He works powerfully in your life. We’re excited to help you walk closer with the Lord this year by sending you Dr. Graham’s Moments in the Word 180-day devotional.