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1 Kings 8:1-11

April 15, 2015

In today's QT, the Arc of the Covenant is brought into the temple of the LORD, and the LORD's presence enters the temple of the LORD.

Every day is a battle, and there is no chance of winning without the LORD's help.

"No temptations has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it." - 1 Corinthians 10:13

Temptations are great, but God is greater. The LORD is present in my temple. I cannot just do what I want to do HE cannot be where it is not holy. It's a choice, and temptations come in my forms including thoughts, media, a little bit of money that can be had for free, whatever form it comes in, they come down to a choice. A choice between the falling for temptations and denying God's holiness, or be with God. You can fall for temptations, and you can get back up through his grace, but this is not the best.

Some internet quotes that caught my eyes yesterday: pain today, strength tomorrow. I thought it seems to apply to a lot of things including overcoming temptations. It's painful to fight sin, but this pain will become strength.

There are strategies and tactics in business, and it would only make sense to apply the same discipline in fighting sin. Overall strategy would be to be with God always, some tactics would be to remind myself, and keep busy with good things whatever may be.

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