#4666 – Being Tempted

Good morning people who don’t fear temptation or the flesh

Is being tempted a sign of being sinful?

NO! Jesus was tempted and He was not sinful!

Matthew 4:1 NIV Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.

Temptation is simply an opportunity to make a choice; for what is right or for what is wrong.

Yet so often we beat ourselves up because we are fighting temptation! Because we have a thought or a desire that is contrary to what God has said, we make statements like, “What is wrong with me?!?!”

The answer is, NOTHING!!!

And so it is true with our flesh! It is our natural body with its natural desires and appetites. There is nothing wrong with it!

But we must realise that, like temptation, we can choose what is in line with what God has authored, or we can choose what is against God’s plan and design; both with temptations and with the desires of the flesh (and often they are one in the same).

If we honour God with the decisions that we make, then we are honouring God in our flesh that He created us with.

Let’s go deeper tomorrow and bring more clarity.