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  • Writer's pictureRICHARD DEAN BROOKS


JAMES 1:13-16

13When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; 14but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. 15Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. 16Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters.

1: 13-15   It is easy to blame others and make excuses for our evil thoughts and wrong actions. We use excuses like these: (1)   It’s the other person’s fault; (2)   I couldn’t help it; (3)   Everybody’s doing it; (4)   It was just a mistake; (5)   Nobody’s perfect; (6)   The devil made me do it; (7)   I was pressured into it; (8)   I didn’t know it was wrong; (9)   God is tempting me. A person who makes excuses is trying to shift the blame from himself or herself to something or someone else. A strong believer, on the other hand, accepts responsibility for his or her wrongs, confesses them, and asks God for forgiveness.

1: 13-14   People who live for God often wonder why they still face temptations. Does God tempt them? God tests people, but he does not tempt them by trying to seduce them to sin. God allows Satan to tempt people, however, and through these temptations God refines their faith and helps them grow in their dependence on him. We can resist the temptation to sin by turning to God for strength and choosing to obey his Word. Temptation always presents us with a choice. Will we say yes or no?

Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible.

ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and accept your responsibities and admit your wrongs, REPENT, and ask JESUS to strengthen you so that temptations cant entice you to SIN,and DON'T be like the world and say GOD TEMPTED ME!!! by RICHARD DEAN BROOKS

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