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Monday, November 7, 2011

Victory Over Temptation

Devotion, as a Haiku poem:

We must be alert
To approach of temptation
Where vulnerable.

Sinful enticements
Invite us to move outside
God's Will for our life.

Temptation beckons
Us to carry God-given
Desires beyond

God-given limits.
Know vulnerabilities;
Prepare a defense.

Take precautions to
Find the escape route promised
By God when tempted.

Correct course quickly;
Don't become estranged from God,
Overwhelmed with shame.

Commit to obey
God, study Scripture, and pray;
Retrain your focus.

Meditate daily
On God's Word; He will strengthen
Your heart and your mind.

With God's power, you'll
Douse Satan's flaming arrows
And claim victory.

Bible Readings:

1 Corinthians 10:12,13 - "Therefore, let anyone who thinks that he stands, take heed, lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation, He will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it."

James 1:12-16 - "Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love Him. 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. Then desire, when it has conceived, gives birth to sin, and sin, when it is fully grown, brings forth death. Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers."

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