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DAY 15 FRIDAY: MAY 2020

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 in life. There is no way you can live and please God when you lust after the things of the flesh in life. It is either you walk in the Spirit of God or in the flesh which leads to carnality in life. 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 in life forever.

God cannot tempt anyone with evil because that is not part of His nature in life. When a Christian lusts after the things of the world, he becomes vulnerable 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.” Therefore, God abhors vehemently the lusts of the flesh, eyes and the pride of life by His nature. Lust is indeed the greed of the world and the pride of life which is the carnal nature of man and can never gratify the things of the Spirit of God in life. Indeed, a Christian should take note of the fact that temptation can never come from God but from the lust of the flesh in life forever.

One of the ways to overcome the lusts of the flesh is to walk in the Spirit in life. Whenever a Christian walks in the Spirit, he is walking with God by faith in life. 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.” In fact, whoever walks in the Spirit of God can never fulfill the lusts of the flesh in life. Whenever a Christian learns to walk in the Spirit, he can never for any reason gratify the lusts of the flesh in life. The reason is because the life of the Spirit is the life of the supernatural in life. Anyone who walks in the Spirit has triumphed over the lusts and the powers of the flesh in life forever.

Daily Tip: A Christian should not be enticed by the lusts of the flesh but be led by the Spirit of the Lord in life 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