The Pastors Desk

Temptations common to man
If you feel you want to do something or have something, even though you know you really should avoid it, you can refer to this feeling as temptation.
So long as we are in this world we are exposed to temptations, and need ever to be on our watch against them.
Temptation is about desiring something that’s often not right or good for you.
Often, temptation urges you to fulfill your desires in the short-term without giving thought to what may happen later.
Unfortunately, temptations can also turn into obsessions. Giving in to temptation can also leave you feeling dissatisfied, guilty, or upset.
1Co 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
God will not suffer you to be tried above the strength he gives you; but as the trial comes, he will provide you with sufficient strength to resist it; as the trial comes in, he will make your way out.
Should an upright soul get into difficulties and straits, he may rest assured that there is a way out, as there was a way in; and that the trial shall never be above the strength that God shall give him to bear it.
Common to man temptations are the most dangerous temptations we face because they’re aimed at where we are weakest.
It feeds and expands our sinful desire-appetites.
We are not to play with these “common to man” fantasy-idols.
They are lethal.
They destroy people every day.
They “[bring] forth death”.
These are the temptations you and I will face today. And tomorrow. And the next day.
James 1:14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
James 1:15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
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Pastor James Evans