'temptation' tagged posts

Grace to Fight Temptation

I was again reminded this week of the importance of prayer. As Christians, it is easy to fall into the temptation of taking God for granted. This leads to letting our guards down and falling to the wiles of Satan. Jesus’ reminder to pray regularly against temptation reminds us just how prevalent and dangerous the…

Trying to Keep on Track

How many of us have ever gotten lost? Sometimes we forget to look at a map and other times we get distracted by the things going on in our days and life. There is a story from Greek mythology where a beautiful woman named Atalanta who was the prized beauty of her day. Everyone wanted…

What’s Stopping You?

As a fan of Star Trek, I loved watching their interactions with the Borg. For those who are not familiar with the Borg, they were a collective of species whose primary purpose was to assimilate technology for their own advancement. They would say, “resistance is futile” to their potential foes because they knew they confident…

Looking for the Loopholes

I was reading a story about the comedian W. C. Fields. It said shortly before he died, he was seen flipping through the pages of a Bible. When asked what he was doing, Fields replied, “Looking for loopholes.” I think we look for loopholes all the time, don’t we? Think about taxes. We try to…