FROM THE PULPIT: Learn to resist temptation

Published: Monday, March 4, 2013 at 06:25 PM.

You, like TV’s Flip Wilson, might say, "The devil made me do it!"

Nice try.

The devil may plant the seed for giving in to temptation, but we make the final decision to give in or ignore it. We put ourselves in the position of succumbing to its lure.

We often believe we are strong enough to resist the temptation on our own, even when we stare it in the face. However, we cannot overcome temptations alone.

Fortunately, Jesus gives us a lesson on how to overcome temptations:

●Rely on Scripture

●Stay true to your calling

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