Manna For Today: Thursday, October 8, 2015
Today’s scripture reading: Proverbs 5
There are many temptations that confront us daily. Solomon addresses one of the ways in which we can be caught in Satan’s trap.
While he speaks to his son about immoral women, we know that immorality is not gender-specific.
So how do we avoid the trap of the enemy related to immorality? Consider the following observations for avoiding and overcoming temptation:
1. Clothe yourself with God’s presence.
• Set boundaries in your life, heart and mind.
Romans 13:13-14 – Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.
2. Take the way out that God makes available in your temptation.
• God always gives you a way out.
I Corinthians 10:12-13 – Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. 13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
3. Keep the proper focus.
• What you focus on will influence what you do.
Colossians 3:1-2 – If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
Apply these principles daily in your life and watch God build in you overcoming capacity.
Peace and blessings!