We all fall into diverse temptations! This means we all want to do somethings we regard as morally wrong, like when I want to punch someone’s face for looking at me wrongly; when I want to eat that chicken but I need to avoid much fat and look good for my baby girl; when you’d love to strangle your bestfriend for being such a monkey.
I am not alone, I knew it! we all are the same there! how do you look at temptation? a serpent that crawled into Eden? or the hunger for apple? (lol).
What is temptation?
Temptation is a desire to engage in short-term urges for enjoyment, that threatens long-term goals. In the context of some religions, temptation is the inclination to sin. Temptation also describes the coaxing or inducing a person into committing such an act, by manipulation or otherwise of curiosity, desire or fear of loss. -Wikipedia
WOW! so I’d enjoy punching someone’s face!?! Now I could try that out!!
Well, I don’t think I’d want to punch a newly born baby’s face.
So, it has to be something I really want to do, but I am just a little shy to do it- yeah you girls know what I am talking about, right??
What am I trying to say here?
When the devil comes to you and tempts you, he’d say the things you’d want to try out.
Then I ask this question, What would you like to try out? what do you want to do? If you only want to do what is right, the devil would be clueless on what to tempt you with.
Take a look at Jesus on his way to the cross, or after his fast:
1) The devil wanted him to stop being such a lamb, freak out, do something and not die!
2) The devil wanted him to get something to eat!
Because as a human, those are the things you’d want to do, after 30 days of fasting, bread would be your desire and the love of your life!
But Jesus had something else in mind, Jesus was about to save the whole world. We all know the rest.
Oh, this just came to me, you see? Jesus said something really really neat:
Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me (John 14:30 KJV).
That is what I call Awesome! I totally want to be so awesome enough to talk like that.
So, whatever The devil tempted Jesus with, Jesus didn’t really want to do.
Matthew 26:53 (ASV) Or thinkest thou that I cannot beseech my Father, and he shall even now send me more than twelve legions of angels?
Matthew 26:54 (ASV) How then should the scriptures be fulfilled that thus it must be?
So, yeah, he could save himself! but! he loved you too much, he wanted to save your sinful le Bout.
So, that being said, what is your inner most desire? can all that rubbish within you get erased? and can you really be born again of the Holy Spirit?
I guess… lol.
God Bless you!