Every Christian who earnestly seeks to follow God can expect Satan to attack and tempt them. Desire and opportunity are closely tied to one another when it comes to giving in to temptation. We may experience Satan as either strongly tempting us or using more subtle methods. We must stand firm and tell Satan to go away. It may appear he has power, but we have the obligation to rebuke him ‘in Jesus’ name.’ The name of Jesus is very powerful.
A person may have a built-in tendency or desire towards a particular sin, but they may not have the opportunity. When the desire is there along with the opportunity, that’s what can lead to sin. When Jesus was in the desert being tempted, the opportunity was there, but not the desire. Where are your desires and opportunities toward sin?
Copyright © 2015 by Theresa M. Williams