“If you think you are standing firm, you had better be careful that you do not fall.”1 Corinthians 10:12
Christians who are extremely self-confident can become less dependent on God’s Word and God’s Spirit and might become careless about the necessary things of life. Such carelessness creates channels for temptation and could be challenging to resist sin at that point. When we feel most secure in ourselves, when we think our spiritual life is the strongest, and our moral is the purest, we should be careful and dependent on the Lord.
1Peter 5:8 says, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” In other words, be Prayerful and watchful. When we think we are safe from danger, but then it becomes dangerous to trust in God. The Devil uses different tricks of deception when Christians enter the hall of the secular world. They use lies, false promises, and false prophets to deceive people into believing what they want them to believe or do.
Naturally, humans can be deceived by their thoughts and ways. You see, given the right circumstances, any of us are capable of sinning. We must not let down our guard and think we’re beyond temptations. Do not rely on or trust your flesh, or else, you will break your very own heart badly. You don’t have to place yourself in tempting situations carelessly. There are things you don’t argue, but to avoid or run away from them. (Brother Joseph was an excellent example of this kind of behavior, therefore, learn from him Genesis 39:6-23).
It’s easier to stay out of temptation than to get out of it. Don’t tempt yourself with the opposite sex. Avoid circumstances that overpower you and render you faithless. Devil is right out there looking for whom to devour, and you’re not too strong to fall. The Devil is like a roaring lion or a charging bear and wicked ruler over a helpless people. Proverbs 28:15. Don’t accept the Devil’s invitation of pride and his modernity from God’s word nor let him take advantage of you and make you miserable in the end. But faithfully admit your vulnerability as a man and lean on God alone for your perfection, and He is ready to build and make you whole.
1 Peter 5:6 says, “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, so that in due time He may exalt you.”
1. Lord, I receive the wisdom to know my vulnerability and live for Your glory in Jesus’ name.
2. Holy Spirit give me the strength to stand up against Satan’s plans in me.
3. Isaiah 54:17; Oh! LORD, I command every evil tongue and word targeted at me to be turned away in Jesus’ name. Amen.