“Morning by morning, O Lord, you hear my voice”

Psalm 5:3

Escape!

(Please read 1 Corinthians 10:13)

March 28

What if an armed intruder suddenly appeared in your home, vowing to do you harm? If you knew you could quickly get help, what would you do? Would you feed him, furnish him more weapons and volunteer to be slaughtered? Or would you immediately call for help?

Such a scenario exists when our minds play host to temptation. We can feed the urging until it is strong enough to have its way, or we can ask for help to overcome it.

God has promised that he will, with every temptation, provide a way of escape. The most obvious way to escape is through prayer. What better way to still the clamor of devils than invoking God’s help? Satan’s evil urgings cannot prevail in His presence. Prayer thus liberates us, clearing the mind of things which would interfere with our Christian service. Our High Priest, who was tempted in all points as we are, can indeed be touched with our plight. For us He obtains mercy and “grace to help in time of need.”

Today let’s resolve not to entertain temptation but to evict it quickly, with the Lord’s help.

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