Is It Really That Simple?: The Secret to Overcoming Temptation!

via:The Refinement

Ok….so it’s not really a secret….but it might as well be….it seems that we have forgotten the simple truths of God’s word.

I have heard people often say that they don’t know how they can overcome a certain temptation they are facing.

According to scripture the answer is simple and clear.

* Avoid the very appearance of evil / 1 Thessalonians 5:22-24
* Make sure you are spiritually prepared / Ephesians 6:10-12
* Turn your mind/eyes from what is tempting you and put them on Christ
* Don’t be anxious/nervous, pray and walk away / Philippians 4:6-8

Can it really be that simple? In a word…..Yes!

The simplicity of the Gospel amazes and perplexes me at times.

It amazes me how simple the truths/answers are.

It perplexes me why we don’t use them more often.


About Jimmy Eldridge

I am a husband, a father, a son, a brother and most of all, a follower of our most gracious savior Christ Jesus. Who are you following?

2 thoughts on “Is It Really That Simple?: The Secret to Overcoming Temptation!

  1. Avoiding temptation is a relatively impossible task in today’s world. Not giving in is a bit more viable. Striving to live a life worthy of Him who saves is key. We’ll fall short, yep. But it’s in the striving that we become.

    Thank you for keeping a blog regarding the things of Jesus.

    • Thank you for your comment.

      You are so right….temptation is everywhere and very hard to avoid…we are inundated with it everyday.

      Please visit again soon and often.


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