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Blessed is the man
that endures temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of
life, which the Lord has promised to them that love him.James 1:12
One man’s loss
a recent visit to the ‘Golden Arches’ I took advantage of their sausage egg and
cheese ‘what-cha-ma-call-it’ special. My total was $3.21. I tendered $5.21 to
the cashier. In a rush the manager gave me
$3.00. I was faced with a dilemma; perceive
this as a blessing of sorts “one man’s loss is another’s gain?” Or demonstrate
honesty and return the funds?
God’s daily quiz
I am tested. Do I choose to eat sausage, eggs, grits, and toast or a bowl of
oatmeal? Run a yellow light or stop? There are also family related decisions seek
higher paying employment which includes traveling or stay home and enjoy
family? How I adapt, adjust or endure is
the quagmire. Life flings situations
everyday; albeit a meal, stop light or job decision. Yet each example displays how choices can
interfere with life. Do I succumb to my
temptation’s grasp or allow God’s Spirit to lead? More often than not man follows his mind’s
desire oppose to God’s.
Trials and victories
to scripture, the man who is tried and
fight through shall receive the crown of life! Based on these words being kicked around
mentally and physically is commonplace. In some form or fashion, large or small
anticipate a per Diem of trials. Situations will manifest, and when they do, it
is imperative to be equipped with God’s knowledge in order to claim victory.
The word ensures a greater chance to prevail.
God does not tempt
had to learn temptation is not of God: for
God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempts he any man Jam 1:13. So, a question rose, “are temptations exams to
strengthen my faith?” Jesus’ albatross was Satan. He attempted to seize a
moment of ‘weakness’ to tempt Jesus. It was faith and knowledge of Abba
Father’s word that sustained Jesus.
each day I live, there will be crossroads to face. How strong my faith is will
be exemplified based on the response.
God does care how I counter them even little things such as returning my
so called blessing. Sure I could easily pocket the dollar and Mickey D’s could
have written it off as a miscellaneous petty funds lost. But what would I have
gained? Or lost? So as a Christian it was my responsibility to give the dollar
How to respond
facing temptations how do you retaliate? Do give in or learn to resist. In the
end by resisting, the dividends will be spiritual growth which allows your
Christian light to shine for others to see.
was apparent the manager was hastened that day. Before driving off I noticed a
puzzle look on his face while handing him the dollar. “You gave me too much
change.” A sigh of relief was seen and a heart felt “thanks I really appreciate
you giving this back” made me realize that God was pleased with me for being
honest. Blessed is the man that endures temptation.