Our smartphones have made access to pornography easier than ever. Mobile ordering fuels our craving for instant gratification. The ability to connect to just about anybody anywhere makes it easier to have illicit relationships.
Yet despite the tendency to blame technology for rampant sin, temptation has been a problem since the beginning of time. In truth, temptation has always been about choices—where there’s a will, there’s a way. If we want to do wrong, we’ll figure out a way to justify it. If we desire to do right, we will make a good choice even when it hurts—where there’s a will, there’s a way.
Where there is temptation, there is always a way—a way into temptation, or a way out of temptation.
Which will you choose? If you want to do right, how do you resist?
Look for the out
“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation, he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” (1 Corinthians 10:13)
How often do we fall into temptation simply because we fail to look for a way out?