April 20, 2015 – Flesh Temptations

For some reason this verse has been on my mind a lot the past few days: “Stay awake, and pray that you will not be put to the test — the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak” (Matthew 26:41). Perhaps it’s to remind young people (and old) that though we may have strong spiritual convictions about things in our lives (sexual immorality being one), when faced with the temptation, the flesh is weak and it’s so easy to fall short of God’s glory and perfect will. Stay strong in the power of His might and know that when temptation comes your way, there was One greater than you who withstood all temptation for you – Yeshua – and He was sent to the Father to bring the Spirit of power to you to stand too. Be encouraged, stand strong in your convictions.

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