Turning Away

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For the life of me I do not understand why human nature is, what it is. Why is it that temptations seem so much greater than what we know is right. The grass always looks greener on the other side of the fence. It seems to me that the Galatians had the very same issue a couple thousand years ago. On a side note, in case you did not know, Galatia is now what we would call Turkey, a muslim dominated country. However, Paul during the time of his great evangelism was writing to them pleading with them to run away from the temptations of the world, he used fairly stern language on the matter: “When we walk with the Spirit, we walk away from the flesh”(GAL6). So do not feel down about yourself when you stray or fall victim to those temptations, this has been a difficulty for Christians since Jesus’ time. Just do your best, and speak to God during your prayer time on the matter. He is there to help. After all, it is the same God who delivered the Israelites through so many bad situations as you are praying to now. “I, the Lord, do NOT change”(MAL3). By honoring God in prayer and worship you show your seriousness to Him. He already knows your heart but it is entirely up to YOU to let him into it. During these terrible times of temptations, be still, and know that “The lord has compassion on those who honor him(PS103).” And this very compassion will guide you through and away from your troubles and temptations.

God Bless

Chris

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