Temptation & trials
03, Aug 2008 22:41
TEMPTATIONS & TRIALS
1. If one's can cope a temptation well, it will be converted as trials in life; if one's can't cope well with trials, it will be easily leads to temptation.
2. Temptations comes from the evil. The motive of the temptations are on us because the evil ones is trying to lead us away from God. Thus, trials comes from God. The motive of God is to let us experience HIM, and been upgraded by Him to make us to be a better quality of a person.
3. Trial is an external exercise, thus temptation is an internal tempt.
To cope with trials in the book of JAMES in the bible:
1:2 Consider it pure joy my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, - handle with joy
1:3because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.- know the destiny of trials
1:4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. - to obey
1:5-8 If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. The man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does. - pray and ask
God gives exams to excel us in our life. When there is temptation, we need to have a heart of obey & abide to Him.