THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
A small boy began receiving a weekly allowance.
About two weeks later, he told Dad he wanted some roller skates.
Dad and Mom talked about it and decided the boy needed to learn to save.
So they told him, in order to get the skates, he should save some of his allowance each week.
The next week, the ice-cream truck started coming down the street adjacent to their home.
Mom was listening to see if the boy would use his money for ice cream.
But the truck didn’t turn down the street on which they lived!
She cracked the door of her son’s bedroom open.
He was praying, “God, PLEASE don’t let that ice-cream truck come down our street!”
For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.
Can God help with temptations?
Jesus came to earth and lived.
He has EXPERIENCED our temptations!
When we surrender our lives to Him as Lord, He CAN help with our temptations.
God helps us in four major ways.
First, He gives us a new set of desires when we are saved.
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away;
behold, all things are become new.”
Second, God gives us His WORD where we learn principles of truth that will guide us in decision making.
“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” (Ps 119:11)
Third, God gives us a new circle of friends who help and encourage us.
Heb 10:24-25 says,
“24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is;
but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”
Fourth, God gives us prayer so that we can maintain closeness to Him and help for our temptations.
“For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.” (Heb. 2:18)
Jesus provides us with help, we must be obedient: listen and pay attention.
Next time temptation knocks on the door of your heart,
let Jesus answer the door!