Combat Ready Devotional # 2

Then the Lord God commanded the man, “You may freely eat fruit from every tree of the orchard, but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will surely die.”

Genesis 2:16, 17

Run Away

Why are temptations so tempting? God gave all this great stuff to Adam and Eve and only had one rule: don’t eat from one single tree. That sounds like an easy rule to follow. There are plenty of other trees to eat from. Plenty of other things to do. Plenty of exploring to do. Why even bother looking or going near the forbidden tree. Why are we drawn to what we don’t need?

In this Bible story it is satan or the devil who is the one who draws Adam and Eve into temptation. They didn’t have to fall in to it but they did anyways. We too are drawn in to temptations by the devil. Being tempted is not a sin. We don’t have to be ashamed of being tempted because everyone is, even Jesus was tempted. The sin is falling to that temptation.

The next time you are being tempted by something call it what it is; a temptation. Do what Adam and Eve didn’t do; call out to Jesus for help. Run away as fast as you can. Flee from the devil and temptation and you will be safe.

This is an excerpt from the upcoming companion devotional to Combat Ready. These devotionals are not in the same order as they will appear in the printed book and may not be in the final form. To read more devotionals click here. To purchase the original book, Combat Ready, click here or anywhere else books are sold.

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