When I am tempted…

James 1:2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,
3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.
4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. (ESV)

I face temptation because I know it is. I recognize a voice, a force, that is calling me to do something contrary to what I know and recognize to be true. If I didn’t know or didn’t care, it would not be temptation. My steadfastness against temptation is only going to be in my recognition of my being able to be tempted, and in how much I understand the glory and power of Christ. It is also due to my satisfaction in all that Christ is and has done for me.

When I lapses in that knowledge, I lapse in judgement.

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