And Lead Us Not Into Temptation?

A recent homily in church this past weekend was about temptation. I’ve always  thought of temptation as a bad thing. I felt  it was a sign I was not strong enough in my faith and I shouldn’t  be tempted by such things. I was  brought to look at the other side  of this topic.  We were told that our faith cannot be made stronger unless we are put to the test.  It’s okay to hear the sweet sound of temptation. In fact, if we don’t hear it in our lives it may be that we have already given in. At that moment the proverbial light bulb went off. I started thinking about how I am being tested in a huge way right now. The emptiness in my life, my heartache, and the huge void I feel  could easily drive me to see things in a totally different way but I don’t want to do that. I don’t want to be tempted by bitterness and a cold heart. So, it’s exam time for me. My study material is patience, resistence, and determination. I plan to pass this big test because I have an awesome teacher. If I believe in him he will guide me along the way to get to a good place in my life again.  He will not let me down.

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  1. Lacey
    Feb 25, 2010 @ 16:42:45

    “Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” James 1:2-4

    “No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13

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