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And Lead Us Not Into Temptation

It is about getting something good but it’s actually not. It’s about feeling good for the moment and regret thereafter. It is about eating a poisonous chocolate. It is the apple in the Garden of Eden.

The Bible did not mention an apple neither does Adam nor Eve desired an apple. What was written in the Bible was a tree in the middle of the Garden of Eden, a tree of knowledge of good and evil. Adam and Eve wanted the knowledge of good and evil.

A person cannot be tempted on something the person doesn’t want to have. Our desires set the path into temptation.

To desire something is normal. God even respects our desires and promises to grant them.
Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. [Psalm 37:4]
Desire in itself is not bad; neither does the object of our desire. But when our desire and the object of our desire put together do not conform to the norms or our faith, our struggle begins. Whoever gives in is the loser.

When it comes to temptation, we are always the reluctant winners and the willing losers.

One way of resisting temptation is by avoiding it. PRAY.


  1. i pray, too...

    but when i do, temptation is in it's peak...

    and so i pray again.

    after i was tempted.

  2. @geek, I do, I did, We do, We did, we haven't learned that praying when temptation is at its peak is a bit too late... and only few survived! haha!!

  3. i remembered a saying posted at the back of the tricycle :
    "Do not lead us into temptation, I can do it myself"

  4. hahahaha!!! What I can remember is that the sayings and verses written at the back of the driver seat in the tricycles in Tagbilaran City were all Biblical, meron na rin palang mga ganitong nakakatawa....

  5. what should i pray when i will be at your side?

    keep us away from danger (dahil minsan nasa jolo, sulo ka) or keep us away from temptation (dahil flirt ako, hahaha!!!)?

  6. elyong, napost ko na rin pala ang scandalous na video. just go to my blog.

  7. nakita ko palang ang title mo pumasok na sa akin yong nasa 1 cor. 10:13.

    ang galing mo talaga. masarap pagbulay-bulayan ang mga sinasabi mo. keep on going!

  8. depende din daw iyon sa disiplina sa sarili ano??

    me nabasa ako minsan sa daily bread about temptation..

    isang super disiplinadong aso na binigyan ng piece of meat tas sinabihan na di iyon pedeng kainin???tas ang hindi talaga kinain ng aso kahit tulo laway na xa...

    ang bait anoh?
    ako? di ko siguro kaya yon...
    me mga tao kasi na pag lalo mong pinagbabawalan, nakocurios at lalong natetempt...

    hay naku..

  9. @MrCens, I think the correct word to use is "me" not "us" hahaha... you're tempting me kasi.. haha

    @MingMeows, i will view it when i get some privacy.. hehehe

    @Eli, you're right eli, i should have added that to the post...hehehe.. i will later.. haha thanks again to you..

    @Vanvan, we all have to teach ourselves discipline.. http://elyong.blogspot.com/2009/01/teaching-myself-self-discipline.html

  10. i pray to my anito every day

  11. living is actually praying.
    the question is: what are we living for?

    nice one!

  12. @MacCallister, you sounded very filipino... anito.

    @partofyou, thank you partofyou, you are right.


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