Tempted By Our Own Evil Desires!

“Don’t let anyone under pressure to give in to evil say, “God is trying to trip me up.” God is impervious to evil, and puts evil in no one’s way. The temptation to give in to evil comes from us and only us. We have no one to blame but the leering, seducing flare-up of our own lust. Lust gets pregnant, and has a baby: sin! Sin grows up to adulthood, and becomes a real killer.”
‭‭James‬ ‭1:13-15‬ ‭MSG‬‬
https://www.bible.com/97/jas.1.13-15.msg

We can make sin out of anything. Even good things for example, computers, phones, television, medicine, cars, or material things in general. When your motive is prideful or evil or you put material things above God, that’s when we allow sin to grow.

“And He said, “Whatever comes from [the heart of] a man, that is what defiles and dishonors him. For from within, [that is] out the heart of men, come base and malevolent thoughts and schemes, acts of sexual immorality, thefts, murders, adulteries, acts of greed and covetousness, wickedness, deceit, unrestrained conduct, envy and jealousy, slander and profanity, arrogance and self-righteousness and foolishness (poor judgment).”
‭‭Mark‬ ‭7:20-22‬ ‭AMP‬‬
https://www.bible.com/1588/mrk.7.20-22.amp

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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