Fight Temptation, From the Inside-Out

The main purpose of this blog is to connect you with resources that deepen the concepts that we discuss on Sunday mornings. Over the past few weeks, Jon has preached in SOMA on the ministry of the Holy Spirit, and the focus from last week was on how the Holy Spirit restrains sin.

With that in mind, I thought this would be a great time to share THIS ARTICLE, written by Dr. Adrian Rogers. You may have heard Dr. Rogers on the radio. His program, “Love Worth Finding”, remains popular, even after his death. This article examines how both Joseph and David were temped by lust . . . and why their stories went in different directions.

Here is a great excerpt from the article’s introduction:

Did you know that you have sins in your life that you don’t know about? Don’t worry, everyone does. We all have undetected weaknesses like the earth has undetected faults from which massive quakes erupt. How we respond to these weaknesses is what builds spiritual steel into our lives.

To understand this concept we look at two men in the Bible – David and Joseph. Both men rose from the rank of shepherd to the rank of royalty! Both men found favor in the eyes of God. Both encountered the unexpected temptation of adultery – David with Bathsheba (II Samuel 11) and Joseph with Potiphar’s wife (Genesis 39).

Through the ongoing ministry of the Holy Spirit, they learned to rely on the ministry of the Holy Spirit to turn their points of weakness into pillars of strength!”

If you read the article, I would love to hear what you think! Also, if you run across good articles, videos, Bible studies, etc., please pass them along!

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