Three Lies We Believe While Tempted to Sin (and the Truth We Need to Fight Back)
Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. How woeful is the sloth and negligence then of so many who live blind and asleep to this reality of sin. There is an exceeding efficacy nad power in the indwelling sin of believers, for it constantly inclines itself towards evil. We need to be awake, then, if our hearts would know the ways of God.
Our enemy is not only upon us, as it was with Samson, but it is also in us. Grace may be enthroned in the mind, but if sin controls the affections, it has seized a fort from which it will continually assault the soul. Hence, as we shall see, mortification is chiefly directed to take place upon the affections.
When Satan tempts Jesus in the wilderness, Christ resists with truth
And this is a peculiar work of Christ, wherein he manifests and exerts his faithfulness toward his own: 'He is able to succor them that are tempted' Heb. When you truly love others, your actions will be pure and blameless. True love is different from love based on hormones or emotions. True love turns people toward God, not toward sin and away from God. True love genuinely wants the best for others.
It is not focused on pleasing yourself or being ruled by your emotions.
For example, if you think you love someone who is married to someone else and are tempted to have an affair, or if you want that person to divorce so you can marry, you do not truly love him or her. Along the same lines, if you are engaged and feel like being sexually intimate, demonstrate your love by waiting until you are married before becoming sexually intimate. Related: Bible study on counterfeit freedom. Take the path of love any time you are tempted to sin with someone.
"You are a worthwhile wonder."
Whether your temptation is to have sex, divorce your spouse to be with someone else, gossip, gamble, take drugs, get drunk, tell dirty jokes, spend money foolishly, or anything else, choose to overcome it because you truly love someone and want to be the best friend you can be. Choose true love.
Ask God to help you see him or her as your brother or sister. If you are tempted to sin sexually, look at him or her as a precious brother or sister in Christ, not a sex object. Treat … older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity. Ask God to help you look at non-Christians as people who need to know Jesus, people who need to be saved, instead of sinning with them and driving them further from God.
Pray for their salvation. Pray for God to help you have true love and a genuine concern for others. Ask him to help you overcome any temptation to sin with others by truly loving them. Doug Britton, Bible-based Marriage and Family Therapist, has helped hundreds of thousands of people as a therapist, clinical director of a treatment center, seminar speaker, radio cohost, and author of over twenty books that show how to apply God's truths in your daily life. Visit www. Permission granted to print for personal use.
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Temptation and true love — Introduction The struggle against temptation can be hard. Romans One of the best ways to avoid sinning with other people is to truly love them. Philippians What is true love? Related: Bible study on counterfeit freedom When tempted, choose to truly love the other person Take the path of love any time you are tempted to sin with someone.
If you are tempted to sin with a Christian: Ask God to help you see him or her as your brother or sister.