Temptation. It’s everywhere, like a seductive harlot behind every eye, every thought, every motive, every desire of every heart. We know it’s wrong but we do it anyway. We spend more than we have, eat more than we should, say and do things we shouldn’t. And it all seems so harmless until one day we realize our lives are a shattered mess of guilt and shame and regret.
How do we survive in a world where morals and common sense seem to have packed up and left us to do as we please when we please to whom we please without paying a mighty price? Where do we turn for help? Who will teach us how to live wholesome, productive lives? Who will teach our children, our grandchildren, our great-grandchildren?
I will. Because I still believe in God and His Word. I still believe in right and wrong. I still believe that regardless of what the world shoves in my face and screams in my ears, I can say no. I can walk away. I can do what’s right.
“No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will provide a way out so you can stand up under it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13