Strength to Overcome

James1.13-15

Do you remember the comedian who used to deadpan, “The devil made me do it” when he behaved questionably? You know, the devil can’t MAKE you do anything you don’t want to do. Neither will God intentionally place temptations in front of us for the purpose of tripping us up. If we fall into temptation, it’s because we’ve allowed our flesh to take control rather than depending on God to give us the strength to overcome. No, the devil can’t MAKE us fall, but he can certainly whisper temptations in our ear. To whom will you listen today?