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Temptations come our way every single day. Many temptations come from outside us, but some also come from inside of us.
Have you ever wondered why we so easily give into temptation?
David’s life demonstrates two big reasons we give into temptation:
1. He forgot sin has a dangerous destination.
Sin leads us down a slippery slope. It’s not really a one time, no big deal kind of thing. Every sin we commit places us on a path and that path leads towards a dangerous destination: death.
Sin seems fun in the moment. But it is just a moment. A season. It leads us some place that is not good at all.
For the wages of sin is death…” Romans 6:23
2. He forgot how good God is.
The enemy would love for us to think that God is holding out on us, that He does not really love or care for us. This, of course, is not true. God had been very good to David.
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17
If David had thought about the consequences of his sin and remembered the goodness of God, I don’t think he would have slept with Bathsheba or killed her husband.
No matter what excuses we make, we have no one to blame for sin but ourselves. You can resist temptation. Remember the high price of sin and remember the goodness of God. Those two reminders can help us overcome temptation!
See you tomorrow!