Hooked By Temptation
We started a new series this week at Reality Check called Hooked. We are dealing with temptation and its effects. I get tempted. A lot. I fail sometimes. I hate that it happens but it does. There is so much of a battle we go through. There is really a war between the carnal man and the spirit man. I find myself, like Paul. thinking, "the good that I want to do I do not do and the evil I do not want to do I do". Satan is crafty. He knows our weaknesses and capitalizes on them. But there is a part that is up to me. I can be tempted and not let the temptation win. Still, I don't always do that. I give in. I fall. I screw up.
I am glad that I am not alone. I love how Paul puts the sacrifice of Christ for our sins and the encouragement to keep going in spite of temptation: