Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Abide in God's Word and you will continue in His will

Psalms 119:11, "Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You!" This is the foundation of obedience and walking in faith.

We can stay in the God's will by studying, meditating on and doing the Word of God.
Mark 14:38 "Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak." Here Jesus Himself warns us against depending on our thinking and will. We need to be watchful otherwise we may enter into temptation.
This implies that temptation is not accidental. It starts in thought and then planned. Let me give you an example: when driving to a particular destination, you move from one street to enter another. You plan your movements trying to avoid trafic, etc. Temptation can be avoided by watching our thoughts through staying in the Word and in prayer.

Temptation or sin is conceived (Jas. 1:14-15) and therefore its conception can be avoided. It is easier to avoid being tempted by being in constant communion with God, than it is to overcome temptation. Practicing the presence of God thoughout the day keeps us in fellowship with our loving Father, meditating on His Word and therefore, our thoughts are not easily succumbed to temptation.

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