"Temptation isn't a PROBLEM - temptation is an OPPORTUNITY 2 show Christ how much we love Him."
Such truth. As much as it's tempting, I won't point out the paralells that came to mind... "Suffering is not a problem, it's an opportunity..." "Hardships aren't a problem, they're an opportunity..."
For today, I'll stick to temptation. How many temptation opportunities are we given, both bold and subtle, and what is the ratio of opportunities given, and opportunities not taken?
What if Christ had been tempted to not die on the cross, and refused to take the opportunity to show His love for us?
He was led not into temptation, but He delivered us........
How are our responses to temptation delivering our love to Him?
How are the choices we make when tempted showing Him our appreciation for the opportunity He took...
When we're tempted in our day-to-day life... to download a music file illegally, to say words we know will not glorify Him, to eat more than we should, to tell a white lie, to give in to a habit that does not glorify Him... how does our response to those opportunities reflect our hearts for Him?