That’s what the old hymn by Horatio Richmond Palmer says.
‘Yield not to temptation for yielding is sin.’
Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.
When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. (James 1:12-15, NIV)
Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted. (Hebrews 2:18, NIV)
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. (Hebrews 4:15, NIV)
Prayer – Give us the grace Lord to grab onto you when temptation comes our way. Amen!
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