“The devil made me do it!” Is this a serious accusation, or is it a joke? Is this just something which is said, when we are simply not willing to take responsibility for our own actions, thus making the devil the fall guy? Recently, I revisited this post, and I tweaked it in a few spots. I hope it will bless all who read it.
1.There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it (I Corinthians 10:13). 1.Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: 2.But every man is tempted when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. 3.Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death (James 1:13-15).
How often have we heard the phrase, “the devil made me do it?” Most assuredly, our adversary the devil as a roaring lion, walketh about seeking whom he may devour. However, I believe the statement “the devil…
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