Keep from falling

By Dr. John W. Lewis - Religion Writer

James 1:13 & 15, “ Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.”

The Bible says we are tempted when we lust after things. Lusting is a consuming passion to possess something. That is the first step toward death. The second step is when we are enticed by a temptation. The third step is when we sin by giving into the temptation and our text says sin bringeth forth death.

There is a way to escape temptation or to keep from falling. Matthew 26:41, “ Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” The answer is to watch and pray. I Corinthians 10:12, “Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall”

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By Dr. John W. Lewis

Religion Writer