James 1:12-16King James Version (KJV)
12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.
The problem in my life is I do not Endureth Temptation. I enjoy Temptation.
Since I enjoy the Temptation, I tend to enjoy the sin. When we enjoy any sin, we begin a downward spiral.
Lust of the flesh… Lust of the eye…. Pride of life.
Who among us isn’t tempted in one of these areas? The same is a perfect man.
That man is not me.
Sometimes, I look on a woman with lust.
Sometimes, I look at my neighbors stuff, yup,I am jealous, he has more than me.
Sometimes, I see others doing things, and I think to myself, I could do that so much better.
My life is full of choices.
I often choose wrong.
My only consolation is, the Lord promised to forgive if we repent.
I must learn to Submit myself to God, resist the devil, so that he flees. To often, I submit to the devil and resist God.
Lord, save me from myself. It is no one else’s fault, that I find myself, repenting once sgain.
Lord, help…. May I be a Holy, Sanctified, Worthy vessel, of Your Love.
Help me to walk with You, to be obedient, trustworthy, and faithful.