Sunday, July 5, 2020

Seeking God...

Many never seek God because of misconceptions and ongoing sin that they are slaves to because they selfishly choose to be "of the world" rather than just "in the world". Being tempted isn’t sin—surrendering to it is. Temptation is also an opportunity to do what is right by turning from it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 states, “No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” This “way of escape” is ultimately what tilts the scale toward seeking God. When we flee temptation, turn from sin, and seek God, the by-product is the gift of The Holy Spirit. The door of temptation swings both ways—you can enter or exit. But once you choose to enter, once inside, you will no longer see the exit sign as clearly.

7 comments:

Joseph Quigley said...

Good commentary John! Heading down your way the end of next week, I’ll give you a call

John Wells said...

Sorry - no visitors allowed during the pandemic.

Margery Billd said...

We are all on heavy quarantine here in San Antonio and all over Texas if 20 cases of C. or more.

Joseph Quigley said...

Wow, thanks John! What a great Christian respnse

John Wells said...

My response has nothing to do with Christianity (other than I did say "sorry"). Just common sense. No one should be traveling while the worldwide pandemic is still out of control.

Joseph Quigley said...

No problem man. God bless!

Antidesign said...

What Jordan Peterson once said, paraphrising: Even if you are a non-religious person, act as if God exists. This is also my guidance in life and my answer to all atheists.