Sin is crouching at your door;
it desires to have you,
but you must rule over it
(Genesis 4:7; NIV).

1. Temptation comes
When our desires
Entice, then drag, us
To the place

2. Where they give birth
To sinful thoughts,
And words, and deeds
That hide God’s face.

3. Yet, as we stumble
In the dark,
He helps us to resist,
Through grace.


1. Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away (James 1:14; NLT).

2. These desires give birth to sinful actions (James 1:15; NLT).

Their thoughts are sinful thoughts (Isaiah 59:7; CSB).

I know my transgressions and my sin is always before me (Psalm 51:3; NIV).

Your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden his face from you (Isaiah 59:2;  NKJV).

3. If you are walking in darkness, without a ray of light, trust in the Lord and rely on your God (Isaiah 50:10; NLT).

Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm (Ephesians 6:13; NASB).

My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9; NLT).

4 thoughts on “Temptation

  • Temptations are strategic weapons of satan, deployed against us when we look like we are getting closer to God. Victory against temptations comes when we recognise this and use appropriate countermeasures…the Word of God!

    • Yes – and he always provides a way to get through it – if we are paying attention! How are your arms and your pain today? XXXXXXX

  • Good morning sister ☀️
    My arms and pain level is erratic, yesterday was quite sore, but things are better this morning – praise the Lord! I pray that you are both well Ruth 🙏

    • Hi, Alan, yesterday I couldn’t make your comments box work again, but today it seems okay! I do hope your poor arms will slowly improve, with time. It was good to hear that yesterday morning they were somewhat better. How is Susan? Please could you pass on my best wishes to her?

      John is still slowly improving, and very gradually testing out some of foods he used to eat, but hasn’t been able to manage for the last few weeks.

      I go on quietly with chronic fatigue, headaches, faintness and various other issues and limitations. My overall health isn’t going to change for the better, and little can be done to help, so I’m starting to look far more radically at what I do, and how I do it. One example is that I now only work on one piece of writing per day, instead of trying to get up to date all the time. I’m also no longer trying to go to mass several times each week. As this is an ongoing situation, I’m still learning how to cope by taking as much pressure as possible off myself.

      We are also making changes at home, so we can stay in our house for as long as possible. We’re currently waiting for our builder to contact us about getting rid of various heavy garden pots etc that John can’t lift any more, plus we are seeking 2 quotes for a stairlift.

      Take care, Alan, and may God bless you both today, however you are, and whatever you do XXXXX

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