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A Daily Devotion for Tuesday, August 10


James 1:13-18


verses 13-14: When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed.


I have been struggling lately, and these verses may help me to start putting things into a better perspective. It is difficult for me sometimes to reconcile God being all powerful and fully in control, with my own responsibility for my choices and my reactions to things I have no control over. My most frequent temptation is to withdraw and feel sorry for myself. This, of course, accomplishes nothing. Fighting this temptation involves always turning to God, never turning away. God can provide the power for me to to overcome and work through these selfish temptations.

Holy Father, you are with me always. Help me to remember. Help me to turn to you every time I have a choice. Amen


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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
10 ส.ค. 2564

James 1: 13-18 How did Adam and Eve’s sin bring glory to God. In fact if God knew ahead of time all the trouble they would cause, why did he make them in the first place. Why did God create man with the ability to sin, and why did God place a forbidden tree in the Garden that could just be a temptation. Temptation does not come from God, though he allows it. God could have created the garden without the forbidden tree and its fruit. God does not tempt anyone to sin. The tree was not a temptation, God placed that tree in the garden to give Adam a choice. Temptations come from within ourselves. I thought Satan wa…


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Barbara
Barbara
10 ส.ค. 2564

James 1: 13-18


13 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone;


The devil tempts us. God does not. God places tests in our path as opportunities for obedience. If we don’t respond to these test in the correct way, it may become a temptation that leads to sin. We can never blame God for our sinning. It is us who respond incorrectly to the tests he sends us.


Dearest Lord, you test me every day. I know that these tests are ways for me to grow in my faith. I may not always pass the test but I will always attempt to do so. In…


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Tom
Tom
10 ส.ค. 2564

Janes 1:15 - “then, when that desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin, and that sin, when it is fully grown, gives birth to death.”


I have mentioned before in our group meetings a prayer software I use called PrayerMate. Among the rotating prayers that are in the program are “10 Principles to Conquer Stubborn Habits” James 1:15 reinforces for me principle number 9; “Yield to temptation, lose my freedom to choose.” Failure to own up to the reality of sin, continually rationalizing it away as no big deal, is Satan’s ticket to use it to control you. Falling and yielding are not the same. We all sin and fall short of the glory of God. In earnestly seeking…


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Rosalind Spiller
Rosalind Spiller
10 ส.ค. 2564

13. Remember when you are being tempted, do not say “God is tempting me.” So, if you follow through on sin, is it God‘s fault? God may test us but temptation comes from the devil. Why do we often offer blame to others when we sin? That is just another sin on top of the original sin. God has given us so many tools to help us know right from wrong. The devil is a specialist in temptation. We need to be stronger and use the lessons God has freely given us to make us stronger and able to do the right thing instead of sinning. Prayer. Gracious God In the face of temptation, help me remember your words that lead …

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