Inner Strength

My son, keep my words, 

And treasure my commands within you.

Proverbs 7: 1 (NKJV)


When faced with temptation in the wilderness, the Lord Jesus used scripture to expose and defeat the wiles of Satan.  We, too, have been given the ability to resist the devil and his schemes.  In 1 Corinthians 10: 13, the Apostle Paul explains that:

No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.” (NIV)

When we recognize temptation in a given situation by the wisdom we have been given, it is then time to take action without delay.  That is our chance; it is time to take the “way out.”  Those who are baptized into Christ have the gift of the Holy Spirit to help them recognize and resist temptation.  So let us go through today confident and unafraid to face temptation… Because the One who defeated Satan in the wilderness and then once and for all on the cross, lives inside of us!


Reading for today: Proverbs 7