By yielding to temptation, you hurt yourself and God
02/18/2014 4:00 PM
02/18/2014 8:16 PM
You’ve taken the first step by admitting that you’re weak and simply can’t resist temptation on your own.
Don’t look on God as a harsh, cruel tyrant, gleefully waiting to punish you when you do wrong. See him instead as your loving heavenly father, who loves you so much that he sent his son into the world to give his life for you. Then realize that when you give in to temptation, you’ll be hurting your loving heavenly father — as well as yourself.
Begin by turning to Christ and asking him to forgive your sins and come into your life. Then every morning, commit that day to God, and ask him to help you turn your back on temptation and live instead for Christ. Temptations will come, but “God is faithful.He will also provide a way out so that you can endure it” (1 Corinthians 10:13).
Join the Discussion
The Kansas City Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.