Sin’s brazen embrace

Pr. 7:13:  “So she caught him and kissed him; with a brazen face she said to him…”

Isn’t this just like sin?  The fact is, you don’t always have to be looking for sin.  You can be minding your own business and it will catch you, kiss you right in the face, and boldly and shamelessly speak to you.  I have experienced this in the most godly and reverent settings before.  Satan is relentless.

What do you do in the face of brazen sinful thoughts that seize you unexpectedly?  You speak the name of Jesus Christ, the name above all names.  You don’t try to fight the sin in your own strength.  Call upon the name of the Lord.  Hebrews 2:18 tells us that Jesus is able to aid those who are tempted.

Also worth remembering is 1 Cor. 10:13:  “No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.”

There is a way of escape from every temptation.  So, understanding that we have a High Priest who can sympathize with our weaknesses, we can go boldly to the throne of grace, and obtain mercy and find grace to help in our time of need.  (Heb. 4:15-16)

Don’t give in to sin, but also don’t try to fight it in your own strength.  Greater is He who is in you [God] than he who is in the world [satan].  You have a mighty Defender and adversary, who will come to your defense.  There is power in the name of the Lord that is able to deliver you from the most brazen of sins.  Call upon Him.

Be bold,

jamie

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