Essay On Overcoming Temptation

723 Words3 Pages
Temptation is something that all of mankind struggles with. While God is the creator of all things, it is stated in the Bible how God is no the one who tempts others into doing wrongful acts, but mentions and shows how it is Satan who encourages people’s wrongful desires through temptation. The Satan does not create the temptations, but plants seeds of doubt of the truth to make one question the true intentions of God. While overcoming temptation can be challenging, out of His faithfulness God provides an escape whenever one is being tempted. As a result, man does not have to a slave to his lustful desires, because God has liberated man by providing an opportunity to overcome the temptation by His Grace and Mercy.
God has placed desires in ever man and woman. A desire to be loved, to feel important, and be wise, are natural cravings that were placed in man by God and is not considered to be evil or sinful, but is considered to be good. However, it is when man tries to fulfill these innate desires by looking in the wrong places and does the opposite of what God has intended which casues him to give in to temptations. The Bible says, “Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust” (Jam. 1:13-14). This verse says how God is not the one who tempts man, but it is when man follows his lustful desires, in effect causes him to
…show more content…
While these desires may not necessarily be bad, one has to be careful how he fulfills these desires. One must remember God’s commandments, which is the truth, and not listen to the doubt that Satan plants in everyone’s minds. Though temptations may come, God provides everyone with an opportunity to overcome temptation, and does not have to be a slave to his or her desires but can find comfort in God’s faithfulness to
Open Document