“Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field…” Don’t be fooled by thinking that you can “play” with temptation and handle it yourself.
As human beings temptation is a constant in our lives. As Christians, temptation takes a whole new meaning – if the enemy can’t discredit our message, the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ, he will certainly attempt to discredit the messengers: you and I.
In this bible study, we look at the strategies used consistently to bring us down and we see how to confront them with victory in His name.
We are born to seek wisdom, the problem is that we thirst for it so much, that often we end up getting it from the wrong place. Certainly if you are dehydrated and stranded in a far island, the last thing you want to do is drink water from the ocean – it will kill you. You must exercise restrain and self-control and in the midst of all that uncontrollable thirst, try to find fresh water.
The wisdom of this world with its fame, fortune, sexual immorality, money-seeking, drunkenness, drugs and much more isn’t the place we’ll find life. The bible tells us that our thirst can be quenched by Him who has springs of eternal life. If you drink from Him, you’ll never thirst again.
I once heard someone saying that if Christians behaved like Christians, they wouldn’t have a difficult time believing in Christ, the problem to them was Christians are terrible people.
Christians are terrible people because they are people. We all fall short of the glory that has been prepared for us. We fail to live in perfect communion with the Spirit and therefore we are not perfect.
The difference between a non-believer and a Christian is not the lack of sin in the life of the Christian, but the war that takes place because of that sin and the forgiveness that is received instead of condemnation.