Thinking About My Purpose in LifePoints to Ponder:
God develops the fruit of the Spirit by allowing you to experience circumstances in which you're tempted to express the exact opposite quality!
We think temptation lies around us, but God says it begins within us.
Temptation is a sign that Satan hates you, not a sign of weakness or wordliness.
Every temptation is an opportunity to do good.
Verses to Remember:
Happy is the man who doesn't give in and do wrong when he is tempted, for afterwards he will get as his reward the crown of life that God has promised those who love him. - James 1:12 (LB)
My temptations have been my masters in divinity. - Martin Luther
God blesses the people who patiently endure testing. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. - James 1:12 (NLT)
Question to Consider:
What are characteristics of Christ do I need to develop to resist temptation?