The theme for today’s Turning Point daily devotional by Dr. David Jeremiah is ”When Tempted” and it is a message designed for today’s spiritual growth and enhancement.
All of us are tempted all the time, but not always at the same time, by the same things, or to the same degrees. Temptation is like a virus. It is always reinventing itself and mutating. It looks for our weaknesses. Some people reading these words are battling addiction to pornography. Others are seldom bothered by that, but they’re buying too many clothes, eating too many calories, or missing too many church services. Yet others are upright and faithful, but the joy is missing because of a bitter attitude toward something or someone!
How do we fight this ever-evolving virus of temptation? Stay close to the Great Physician!
The book of James has a lot to say about temptation. But the bottom line is this: “Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you” (James 4:7-8). Immerse yourself in God’s Word, talk to Him in prayer, confess your sins, consider Satan an enemy, and let Jesus Christ live His life through you by His Spirit more and more each day!
Temptation is the devil looking through the keyhole. Yielding is opening the door and inviting him in.
Source : Turning Point Ministries