Proverbs 5  7-5-16

[3] For the lips of an adulteress drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil;

People argue that Jesus couldn’t be tempted by sin because He was God. I say they are wrong. Jesus was also human and had all the trappings that went with the flesh.  

Hebrews 4:15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin.

The difference was that He had the Spirit in a perfect way, one that we still strive for each day. 

When you set your mind against a particular sin, one from your past that draws you each time you are near it or think about it, look for triggers: things that initiate the craving. Take a step back. Put a guardrail there. Move on. Train your heart; it is an amplifier of your soul. If it craves something ungodly, then turn to God and ask Him to fill you with His Spirit! In the meantime, do what you know to do: set up guardrails; replace the sin with godly things; wash yourself with the water of the Word of God; listen to uplifting music; call a godly friend; PRAY!

If you don’t: [22] The evil deeds of a wicked man ensnare him;
the cords of his sin hold him fast.  [23] He will die for lack of discipline,
led astray by his own great folly. 

If you do:  Hebrews 12:1-2 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, you will have thrown off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and will have run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
[2] You will have fixed your eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.  

Now THAT’S worth fight for!

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