There are those who think that they are immune to temptation. They just know that when Satan sends a curveball their way, they'll know just what to do. Hmmm. Most people don't even recognize temptation when they see it!
Today at Ladies Bible study we studied the Crucifixion and the Resurrection. We read about Jesus praying in the garden.
Matthew 26:41 (King James Version)
41Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
We are all human beings, subject to temptations. Even the apostles, even Peter. They walked with Jesus, yet they were subject to temptation. Jesus gave them the key, watch and pray. Be vigilant, pray. Look out and pray. Be aware of your weeknesses and vulnerabilites. Pray.
I am flesh, and the flesh is weak. I must keep my spirit strong. How? watch and pray. You don't need to pay for a fancy Bible study. You don't have to buy tapes and videos. Go to church (and listen), read your Bible, Pray.
Let us note that the verse says: Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation. It is one thing to resist temptation, it is another thing alltogether to avoid temptation. There is so much we could achieve if we avoided temptation to start with. Its like this, its much easier not to overeat if you don't go to Hometown Buffet to start with! Once you're there, temptation is right there, and unless you are exceptionally strong, you will eat to much!
Watch and Pray
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