Promise Of Pleasure And Lured By A Lie
PROMISE OF PLEASURE - LURED BY A LIE
“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”
1 Corinthians 10:13
On a rough wooden pier, the seasoned fisherman tediously fastens his hook on a line, then baits the hook with what he suspects will lure the fish to bite. This old angler knows that certain fish can be caught only with certain bait … a dry fly for trout, worms for bass, stink bait for catfish. What the fish doesn’t know is, “All is not what it appears to be.” Within a tempting moment there’s a bite—a fight—and then a skinned fish fillet!
- The most common meaning of the word temptation is “an enticement to do wrong.”
- The word entice comes from an old Greek hunting and fishing term deleazo, which means “to lure by a bait.”
- No bait will tempt everyone, and everyone is tempted by some type of bait. What will tempt you depends on the desires within your heart.
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“In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.”