We’ve all experienced it! Temptation. Paul, when he was writing to the church in Rome said it this way … “What I don't understand about myself, is I decide one way, but end up acting another way, doing the things I absolutely despise … A power within me, keeps sabotaging my best intentions. I obviously need help, and I don't have what it takes.” (Romans 7:14 ff)
Temptation is a human problem. In the Lord’s prayer, the prayer that Jesus taught, He prays … “lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil”. It’s like Jesus is saying – God … help us not to go there, in the first place, but when it happens, please help us out. Deliver us!
Scriptures gives us some clues about how to respond in a “season of temptation”. Today we’ll explore how we might anticipate temptation and then act responsibly, ask God for help, find support and avoid tempting situations.