Why do people put themselves and others in danger by going out in the bad weather driving conditions? Perhaps they think they can handle it and are above the danger that lies in their wake. A temptation affects us in the same way. We know we have fallen before, yet our nature tells us this time it will be different. We do the same thing over and over expecting different results. It just does not happen that way. The devil knows our weakness better than we and has many different ways of telling us something is good for us or we can handle the situation this time even though the bottom line is we can’t. Let’s try and treat temptation like we would a storm with slippery driving conditions. Know the danger and do something about it by staying CLOSE TO GOD.
NOTE: This is the first in what we hope will be regular articles by Deacon Len. We will most likely have a permanent area of the Website for his postings in the future, check back soon for details.