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Temptation

Jesus suffered and died so that I could have salvation. The Bible says that he endured the cross "for the joy that was set before him" (Hebrews 12:2) - that's how much he wanted to see me saved. That's why, when he was tempted to come down from the cross by the people taunting him he resisted. He would not trade my salvation for the satisfaction of proving himself to his enemies.

Moses was tempted to enjoy the life in Pharaoh's palace and all the temptations and sins that went with it, while the Israelites suffered as slaves, but he choose "rather to be mistreated with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin" (Hebrews 11:25).

I refuse to trade being right with the Living God for the fleeting pleasures of sin...but thank God that my salvation is dependent on Jesus's determination to do what was right, not mine!

 

Lion or Lamb?
Our awesome God