DOES EVERYONE EXPERIENCE TEMPTATION?
A definite, undeniable – YES !!!!
Even though we want to “do” what is right/godly, we may find ourselves thinking negatively, or doing what we know is wrong. Thinking negatively of other people, doing wrong in situations or circumstances we find ourselves in, or maybe allowing ungodly thoughts to take root in our minds.
No one is above being tempted, even Jesus. He was tempted by Satan for 40 days in the wilderness, yet He did not sin. Read the account of Jesus’ encounter with Satan in Matthew 4:1-11.
The Apostle Paul, formally Saul, who had an awesome/awestruck encounter with God on his way to imprison Christ followers in Damascus, shared his own struggle with his “flesh” (sinful nature) vs. the spirit (godly choices), and he wrote,
I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. – Romans 7:15
I have discovered this principle of life that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong. I love God’s law with all my heart. But there is another law at work within me that is at war with my mind. – Roman 7:21-23
***BE ENCOURAGED!! ALL IS NOT LOST***
God does not leave us alone in a cold, desolate wasteland.
Be reminded that:
The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience.
And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When,
(not if), you are tempted, He will show you a way out so that you can endure. – 1 Corinthians
God will provide you with grace and strength, in your unique situation, using your unique personality, to show you a way to out. To give you the courage to SAY
Lord, don’t let us yield to temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
** FOR MORE ON TEMPTATION SEE MY OTHER POSTS BELOW **
A Sneak Preview – Can I Resist Temptation?? – TEMPTATION , http://wp.me/p5nZpi-xc
RESPONSE TO READER’S COMMENT – Are ALL People Tempted to “Do” Wrong?? – TEMPTATION  – , http://wp.me/p5nZpi-xZ
What Is Driving Our Temptations?? – TEMPTATION – , http://wp.me/p5nZpi-yx
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2 thoughts on “Are ALL People Tempted to “Do” Wrong?? – TEMPTATION ”
Very interesting. I would like to see a post on how — if we do “give in” to the temptations we endure — how God reacts to that, how we ask for forgiveness / what God does when we ask for forgiveness. I think it’s inevitable to “give in” to temptation, even for the little things.
Thank you very much for the insightful question. I have answered your questions in your requested post – RESPONSE TO READER’S COMMENT – Are ALL People Tempted to “Do” Wrong?? – TEMPTATION , http://wp.me/p5nZpi-xZ. I hope this helps 🙂 If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. Have a great and blessed day!!