Victory Over Temptation

March 1, 2016 Save Article

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If God really loves us, why doesn’t He make it impossible for us to be tempted? Well, if God did that, you and I would lose something.

I played football back in the old days, and we would practice long hours to take a bag of air across a white line in a pasture. While we were trying to do that, there was a group of fellows on the other side who were saying we couldn’t do that. And we’d go back and forth to get our way.

Now, I have figured it out: what football teams need to do is come up to the field about 2 a.m. when the other team is not out there. Then they can take that ball and shove it over that white line as many times as they want.

But where is the victory in that? You’re right—there is no victory without opposition

God has not called you to a life of ease. He has called you to a life of victory through His Son Jesus Christ. “Now thanks be unto God, which always causes us to triumph in Christ, and makes manifest the savour of His knowledge by us in every place” (2 Corinthians 2:14).

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