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DAY 15 WEDNESDAY: MAY 2019

DO NOT BE ENTICED BY FLESHLY LUSTS!

Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God;” for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone (James 1:13).

As a Christian, you should never be enticed by the lusts of the flesh. There is no way you can live and please God when you lust after the things of the flesh. It is either you walk in the Spirit of God or in the flesh which leads to carnality. The Bible says in the opening text that let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God;” for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. Of course, every Christian should take note of the fact that being enticed by fleshly lusts can lead one to death and eternal condemnation.

God cannot tempt anyone with evil because that is not part of His nature. When a Christian lusts after the things of the world, he becomes venerable to the temptations of life. That is why the Bible says in 1 John 2:16, “For all that is in the world- the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life- is not of the Father but is of the world.” Lust is indeed the greed of the world and the pride of life and its carnal nature of man which can never gratify the things of the Spirit of God. Therefore, a Christian should take note of the fact that temptation can never come from God but from the lust of the flesh.

One of the ways to overcome the lusts of the flesh is to walk in the Spirit. Whenever a Christian walks in the Spirit, he is walking with God by faith. That is the reason why the Bible says in Galatians 5:16, “I say then: walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.” Whenever a Christian learns to walk in the Spirit, he can never for any reason fulfill the lust of the flesh. The reason is because the life of the Spirit is the life of the supernatural. Anyone who walks in the Spirit has triumphed over the lusts and the powers of the flesh forever.

Daily Tip: A Christian should not be enticed by the lusts of the flesh but be led by the Spirit of the Lord forever. Shalom!

Golden Text: My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent (Proverbs 1:10).

PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED

  1. Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
  2. Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
  3. Oh Lord Jehovah! I refuse to be enticed by the lusts of the flesh in my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind the powers and forces of the flesh that want to rule over my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  5. Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.

For Further Study: 2 Chronicles 18:21; Psalm 119:105.                  RBT: JOB 5-7

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