Friday, September 10

Expert Advice

today's reading.
Matthew 26:36-41; James 4:7-10    Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, "Sit here, while I go over there and pray."...
Matthew 26:36-41

think about it.
What does Jesus say will help to keep us from temptation (Matthew 26:41)? How did He demonstrate that in these verses? What does James add to help you avoid temptation (James 4:7-8)? James offers practical actions for Christian living; how might doing these things help you handle temptation?

the blog.
If we want to overcome temptation, who better to look to than Jesus? In Matthew 26: 41 Jesus tells Peter to "Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation." Wise words for us to take to heart.

So what are some ways we can "watch" for temptation--not just for those areas we know we're weak in, but all areas? How will you (or do you already) pray for protection against temptation? Tami W.

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