Friday, January 9, 2015

Malware, Bad Pennies, & Temptation

James 1:12 "Blessed is anyone who endures temptation." 

Temptations are like a bad penny turning up. They always turn up at the worst time! It is hard to get rid of a bad penny. They keep showing up. Nobody else wants it, so we are stuck with it. 

Malware is also like temptations. Malware is intended to damage a computer and to take partial control of its operation. For two days, I have been trying to remove malware from my desktop. I finally got the victory, but it was slow coming. Temptations come to damage our walk with the Lord and to control our lives if we do not deal with them. Everybody has dealt with temptation at one time or another. Even Jesus was tempted in all ways just as is common to men and women. Being tempted is not evil but temptation can lead to undesired behavior and thoughts.

Jesus told his disciples to pray, "Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil." 

"No temptation has seized you that is not common for people. But God is faithful. He will not allow you to be tempted beyond your abilities. Instead, with the temptation, God will also supply a way out so that you will be able to endure it." 1 Corinthians 10:13 

When you are tempted look for your "Exit" sign. After you endure it, you are blessed! 

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