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  1. David on February 1, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Sometimes the roaring lion, who prowls around seeking whom he may devour … sometimes the angel of light, who presents arguments that seem so plausible; but the adversary of our souls is always malicious in his intentions.

    I forget which Puritan it was (Thomas Brooks I think) who said “Satan shows the bait but hides the hook ….”

    Sometimes trials come, as to Job, out of the blue; a direct & violent onslaught. But Satan knows our weak spots, and how & when to approach us. His tactic in Eden was just to ask a simple question – “Hath God said…?” – and Eve gave in, just as we would have done.

    Who was it said “what a man is, all alone in the presence of his favourite temptation – that he is, and no more”?

    Asaph had the same problem too in Psalm 73 (being tempted to be envious of others who are enjoying something) – and we know we shouldn’t, but wish we could … and then sometimes we do.

    What a blessing to know that we CAN resist (if we catch ourselves in time & call on the Lord,and LOOK for the promised way of escape I Cor 10:13)… but also to know that ALL our sins are forgiven at the cross!



  2. Ann on January 31, 2012 at 9:05 am

    It is so good to know that you also are not beyond temptation. Your son is also right on …
    do we have to be unselfish every day? Some days are like that temptation at the doorstep and selfish thoughts right behind him. Thank my Lord that he is always there to turn me from those THREATS!. I too pray all goes well with your closing and ultimately your moving. Be blessed by our Lord.



  3. glen on January 31, 2012 at 7:45 am

    I am praying for you and your family today as you close on your house. Great joys and great anxieties come from sitting at that table then all the physical exhaustion from moving. All are passages for temptation and for sporadic, but misplaced anger. Peace be with you