Fighting Temptation by Understanding Its Lie

There is a lie that is circulating around (and always has been) that says pursuing sin is where we’ll find joy. Have you experienced this? Are you ever tempted to believe that laziness, gluttony, lust, or idolatry (these are but a sampling of sins we could list) will satisfy your desires? Sin comes to us and entices with bold and alluring temptations which appear to offer happiness and satisfaction.

Or will they? Is joy really to be found in pursuing sin? (And to be clear, I’m not talking about a short-term thrill—there may be plenty of that. Rather, I’m thinking of a long-term, soul-satisfying joy.) Is that kind of joy to be found with choosing to listen to temptation?

Clearly, the answer is no. The path of sin is the path of futility, shame, and death. Try as you may, Continue Reading