As single Christians, overcoming sin temptation is a daily struggle. Overcoming sin temptations of lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and the pride of life is attainable only through the power of the Spirit. Why? Because the Devil, our avowed enemy, knows exactly what our weaknesses are, and has plans to exploit them.
Fortunately, our Lord is with us, and He has also given us all the spiritual weapons we need to overcome our temptations to sin. Pastor David Gremban of Calvary Church Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, shares this glorious fact in our Lord’s Day Bible reading.
Daily Devotional on Overcoming Sin Temptations
“In Ephesians 6:10-24, Paul encourages his readers to be strong in the Lord and to put on the full armor of God. We are in a spiritual battle that requires spiritual strength and protection.
“Our armor includes many different parts that each perform a key role: the belt of truth keeps everything in place for us (without God’s truth we’re all over the map), the breastplate of righteousness (our rightstanding in Christ) protects our vital spiritual organs, our shoes of the gospel of peace provide us with mobility for battle and endurance for spiritual conquest, our shield of faith helps protects us from believing the lies of the evil one, our helmet of salvation protects our thinking as we consider the hope of our salvation, and our sword of the Spirit is the Word of God that helps us defeat temptation.
“We are to be in constant prayer, doing battle and standing strong against the schemes of the enemy. May God give us clarity and boldness so that we can proclaim Him effectively!
Bible Verse of Day
-Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.-Ephesians 6:10
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