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“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.  Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry” (1 Corinthians 10:13-14).

Have you ever asked why this constant tug-of-war?  Has not the Lord promised that He will grow in you the image of Christ?  Do you not yet see that the Lord is working all things together for good for those who love Him?  Do not be tossed about by the thinking of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Flee from that which tempts you and walk in the counsel of the Lord.

Lord, help me to see that the war of this world is over.  Guide me in the way of true life that I would not place myself in a position to be constantly tempted.  Help me to walk humbly with You knowing that only by Your grace can I not be thrown about by the constant pressures of this world.  You, Lord, have provided the way of living that all who walk with You may walk in peace.

Lord Jesus, You know all that we face and You have provided all that is needed.  Teach me to flee from those things which entice that I may not be tossed about by this world.  You have led the way to worship the Father in spirit and truth.  Continue to teach me what this means that I may always come into the Father’s presence and abide with You and the Holy Spirit, doing what is pleasing in His sight. Amen.