What are those things? The things that easily beset men.
There would always be that lady who will not be sane enough to cover up her body properly.
There would be the friends who would want you to join them to be drunk with alcohol instead of being drunk in the spirit.
There would be the ones who still think jeru trip outside marriage is in vogue.
There would be the boss who won’t give you a job till you sleep with him/her.
There would be the sugar mummy who thinks the next thing for her now is to buy a young man with her money.
There would always be the ones who can’t wait for the blessings of God that adds no sorrow to it. It must be now, even if I have to go bring my dead grandmother’s head.
There would always be the atmosphere to cheat in the exam or change that figure at work.
There would be the thought of dishonouring your parents and just doing things your own way. After all ‘life is not a battle’.
There will be the temptation of liking someone other than your spouse.
There will even be the temptation of not obeying God anymore. ‘it’s like this God’s own sef is too much’.
Matthew 18:7 (NIV) says “Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to sin! Such things must come, but woe to the man through whom they come!
You know what?
Temptations are inevitable, unfortunately. They are a part of the world whether we like it or not.
However what will deliver you from perishing is your resolve to not conform but to be transformed.
It pays to be on God’s side.
The Holy Spirit has prepared a way of escape for us but we can’t know if we are not even listening.
Feed your spirit more than your flesh. Be accountable to people. Sins are usually perpetrated in secrecy.
Don’t be more spiritual than God. If you need help, ask Him sincerely and He will direct your path.
We are helped of God.
CONFESSION FOR THE DAY
I renew my mind daily in the word of God
PRAYER FOR THE DAY
Lord, help me to continually give myself to discipline
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Are you already harbouring thoughts that are not godly?
ACTION PLAN OF THE DAY
Examine the motive of your heart and ask the Holy Spirit to help you in areas where you need help.
BIBLE READING OF THE DAY