The Bible says, “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.” (James 1:12) The good news is that you are still breathing and there is hope for you! The bad news is you may not want to hear what the Bible has to say about temptation. Nonetheless, I’m gonna tell you anyway! Where ever you run or hide, the Holy Ghost will find you so give up and come out with your hands up!
BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:
The WORD says, “But every man [you included] is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.” (James 1:14-15)
Let me break it down for you another way! You’re sitting at Barnes and Nobles drinking a cup of coffee and you see a good-looking dude or a fine looking woman…you begin to foam at the mouth (so much so that you don’t even need cream for your coffee).
However, youse already involved with someone else (married, engaged, or sleeping with him/her). Ain’t ya!
Here is the plot:
1. Youse feeling mighty healthy (a fine stud). Therefore, you approach Mr./Ms. Thang as youse burning up inside and struggling to be or not to be…to pop the question or not to pop…to approach or not to approach. Unfortunately, the spirit of lust wins the fight! So, you approach Mr./Ms. Thang for a phone number, address, and date! Now, the deal is sealed but not until the act of sin is completed! You’ve accomplished your date and the LUST is fully conceived and the fruit of that LUST is SIN! And, the sinning and sinning and sinning gets easier and easier until SIN brings MR. DEATH to your door!
2. Apostle James says, “Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God for GOD cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempeth HE any man! (James 1:13) If you have been putting the blame on the LORD GOD, I want you to stop lying on the LORD, right now! You are out there whoremonging yourself because you like what you’re doing! You are hurting yourself and innocent others! Be careful, you just might pick up a disease you cannot explain or shake!
However, there is an antidote for sin, JESUS! Apostle James says, the man or woman that endureth temptation (when he/she is tried) shall receive the Crown on Life which the LORD hath promised to them that love HIM. If you are Human, YOU WILL BE TEMPTED,” so don’t freak out because the dEVIL tempts you just fight back with the Word of GOD!
Have a Blessed Day!