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1 Thessalonians 5:19-22

A small boy got into a fight with the school’s well-known bully. He was getting the best of the bully and was sitting on top of him when, suddenly, he began to call for help.
“Why should we help?” came the response from a friend standing nearby.
“I can feel him starting to get up and he might win the fight!” was the quick answer.
So it is in the fight against temptation and sin. We are in a constant battle to overcome the strength and power of Satan. He is always there waiting to attack us and wanting to get us involved in a contest where he has the upper hand.
As Christians, we must always be aware of the fact that we cannot avoid being confronted by Satan and challenged to sin. We should always be vigilant to be victorious. We know the “schoolyard bully” by the way he looks and how he acts. But most often, the temptations we face are not obvious until after the fight begins.
We live in a sinful world. Our minds and hearts have been numbed by the things we see, the words we read, and the stories we hear. We must be careful to be on guard at all times by avoiding tempting situations. We must be aware of our playgrounds, playthings and playmates.
Prayer: Father, may we recognize that through You we can overcome sin by following and obeying Your Word. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Scripture for Today: 1 Thessalonians 5:19-22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.