Reflection On Can We Resist Temptations

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The lesson this week’s discussion starts off with the question “can we resist temptations”.
The author of our lesson points out that our temptations are a part of life from the time we first trade our favorite pacifier in for those temper tantrums that insure everything is going to be done on our terms.
I am also sure that none of us every faced a temptation that could have directed us down the wrong path in life during our teenage years.
Then when we finally think we are mature adults, and we are positive we have complete control over their lives another form of temptation arises.
Have you never observed a responsible established man or woman who stumbles and allows a case of midlife crises cause a self-made disastrous event erupt in their
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Open up any history book and you will find that whatever form a foolish temptation comes in has been offered to someone before you.
What form the temptation comes in wither it is in the form of an ideal, a scheme, a plot, an adulterous affair, some get rich scheme or best of all some way to gain power of others.
Someone before you has received that same offer.
The author of our lesson made the point that each and every one of us needs to be totally aware of who our enemy is and what strategies he will be using in his battles against us.
When questioned about the existences of our enemy Satan; do you actual think there truly is a satanic force in existence.
Is there an actual devil?
If you are not sure or think that Satan is a fictional character you should read 1 Peter 5:8.
1 Peter 5:8 explains what Satan has specific plans for you!
1 Peter 5:8
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

Temptations sponsored by Satan come in all sizes and shapes.
The temptation to take something belonging to another no matter of how small the value is a temptation we all must resist
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1 Corinthians 10:13b
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 endure it.
So how can anyone as weak and timid as we are possible resist someone as powerful as Satan?
2 Corinthians 10; 3-5
3 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does.
4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.
5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
There is a caveat in verse five of this Scripture; is you’re every thought obedient to Christ?
When I was a State Trooper and I thought I was preparing to go in harm’s way; I always made sure I put on my bullet resistant vest for protection.
Our lesson tells us we are going to be facing a determined enemy to resist temptations.
So before we enter into a farce with Satan we are told in Scripture there is a full set of armor we had better be wearing while engaged in combat with

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