Why do we choose to violate our values, the very things that give our lives meaning and purpose? Why do we voluntarily give into sins that we know are going to be destructive?
Part of the answer lies in the fact that we have an enemy who is bigger, stronger, and smarter than we are. The evil one’s fundamental weapon is temptation. We easily give into these temptations because we are not equipping ourselves properly to deal with them.
Jesus teaches us to pray, “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.”
We will always be tempted. Jesus himself was tempted, so we shouldn’t be surprised when it happens. So we need to pray for strength and prepare ourselves for those opportunities when we need to resist the evil one. In this message we talk about 3 actions that we can integrate into our lives to help us do this.