Sunday, 24 August 2014

Walking towards Jesus 9 - Temptation and sin


When the devil tempts a person he doesn’t show her the consequences of her sin, he only allows the person to see and feel the good side of it, and how it’s going to be pleasing to her flesh. After that you have fallen into sin then you see the consequences, but now how will you fix it?
I think that there is no other sin registered in the Bible that received more publicity then the only between David and Bathsheba. Lets see how it all occurred so that you have an idea of the devils strategic plan.
David was a Man of God, a courageous warrior and a famous king, he was important, he didn’t have to respond to anyone and he had an innumerous amount of women, which made him a vulnerable man.

One day he decided to stay home and not accompany his army and soon the horrific occurred.
David was in his room in the palace, resting and distracted instead of being at war with his army, as soon as he takes a peak through his window and goes out to the terrace of his room to feel the breeze of the night, he sees a woman taking a shower, of course she too had her piece of fault, why was she showering in a place where she could be seen?
David was held back, he saw her and desired her, he simply lost control over his desires, and even though she was married, he sent for her. In that moment he forget all about God, of his principles, and of the consequences of sin.

Bathsheba, also did not deny him, I think she must have felt honored that the powerful king of Israel saw her and desired her, and she let herself get carried away, feeling flattered.
They thought that it would all remain in secret, that it would be a simple night of passion, but that night had disastrous consequences, she became pregnant, and David ordered to kill her husband and the baby died.
Like you can see the devil is wise, he tricks the persons mind. He only shows the “pleasing” side of sin; the fun, the desire, the excitement, what the person is going to “gain” in that very moment, but he doesn’t allow the person to think of all she is going to loose afterwards, in the emptiness she is going to feel when it’s all over, that there is no going back, that the peace will fade and that she will feel the worse person on the face of the earth.
And this is in reference to everything, not only prostitution, but robbery, lying, disobedience, infidelity, etc.

What to do:

"And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.” Genesis 7:4



Keep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak." Mark 14:38

3 comments:

Mbalee B said...

Good day Mrs Tania

Thank you for sharing.

It's best to kill it while it's still a thought or simple gesture, when we continue entertaining the devils plans that entice our flesh we soon have little or no control of how we act. I have been tempted before and fortunately I woke up before I fell in to deep, I realized that If I hadn't entertained the thought, or the idea no matter how great it seemed I wouldn't have fallen.

Being aggressive towards those thoughts or feelings is a must.

Saheeda said...

This is so true hence the reason why we must always WATCH and pray because satan will use anything to make us fall
We should always weigh up the consequences and rule over sin because its not worth it to lose God at that moment but also risk your salvation

asive pukayi said...

afternoon everyone
thank you Mrs Tania for4 sharing ,indeed the Devil is wise and we also need to be wiser than him. Every time he uses EMOTIONS ,we really need to be wise .
thank you.

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