Satan and the Self

in God's Care Sin/Temptation

Hey this is Ron Moore with the Bible Minute. Where does temptation come from?

In James 1:13-14, here's what we're told: "When tempted, no one should say, 'God is tempting me.' For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed."

This verse tells us that temptation comes from two sources: Satan, and the Self. Just like Satan showed up to test Jesus, he'll come after us attempting to destroy our witness before others.

Here's the hard truth. Whether the source is Satan or, as James said, "our own evil desire," we own our disobedience. God will always provide a way out. Are you willing to take the escape route?

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