Twenty Things I Want to Tell My Sons
Chapter 14

 

Flee Temptation

Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body.

I Corinthians 6:18

There is nothing that can rob you of your walk with God and your effectiveness as a Christian more than to fall into sin. Sin destroys, so flee from any temptation that comes your way. An interesting thing about temptation is that we are only tempted by things we are capable of doing and willing to do. So in a way, temptation reveals to us areas of our life where we need work spiritually. We need God to work on us in the areas where we are experiencing temptation. Until God has given you victory in these areas, flee, flee, flee. Run for your life. Run like your life depends on it. The sin may not kill you, but it may make you wish you were dead after it has born its fruit and destroyed your life. Trust me on this one. Just say no and walk away. Flee temptation – no sin, no matter how enjoyable at the time, is worth the pain and suffering it will cause you later. In the words of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, “Run away!”

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"Choose you this day whom you will serve.....but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."

Joshua 24:15