“But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust.” - James 1:14

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Why are we tempted? Because we are all born bent. There is something in every one of us that draws us to that which is contrary to the principles of Almighty God. Satan is a good fisherman and he will use the lust of the flesh, the pride of life, and the lust of the eye as bait. And once the bait is taken, we risk getting hooked.

So, what do we do? To change analogies, we need a good defense and a good offense. We build a good defense when we participate in Worship and when we read God’s Word, and we strengthen our offense when we put up our flag for Christ and let everyone know whose team we’re on. God is faithful. We will be tempted, but God promises to help us escape by teaching us to recognize the bait so we don’t get caught.

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