But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, brings forth death.
– James 1:14-15
Thoughts on Today’s Verse…
From this verse, we can see that Satan uses all kinds of selfish desires and enjoyments of the flesh to tempt us into committing sins, which leads us to stray from God and pursue money and fame, cling to the world, relish the sin, and make no attempt to progress. Thus, we fall into its net, are controlled, and finally devoured by it.
Just as God’s words say: “God works, God cares for a person, looks upon a person, and Satan dogs His every step. Whoever God favors, Satan also watches, trailing along behind. If God wants this person, Satan would do everything in its power to obstruct God, using various evil ways to tempt, harass and wreck the work God does in order to achieve its hidden objective. What is its objective? It does not want God to have anyone; it wants all those that God wants, to possess them, control them, to take charge of them so they worship it, so they commit evil acts alongside it. Is this not Satan’s sinister motive?” We are created by God and the objects of His caring and salvation. But since Satan is the enemy of God, in the course of our following God, Satan often watches and seduces us, attempting to make us turn to it, stray from God, live in sins, and commit evil acts alongside it.
Then how can we see through Satan’s scheme, refuse temptations, and be protected by God?
God’s words say: “God has given life to man, given man everything, and bestows on man unconditionally without demanding anything, without any ulterior intention. He uses the truth, uses His words, uses His life to lead and guide man, bringing man away from the harm of Satan, away from Satan’s temptations, away from Satan’s seduction and allowing man to see clearly through Satan’s evil nature and its hideous face. So is God’s love and concern for mankind true? Is it something that every one of you can experience? (Yes.)” God’s words are the truth. When we accept God’s words, and understand the truth from His words, we’ll get the ability to discern, and see things according to God’s words when things come upon us. Thus, we can see through Satan’s schemes, overcome its temptations, and live before God.
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