What Temptation Do You Need To Be On Guard Against Most Today?

We all face temptation and we are each tempted by different things. One key to dealing with temptation is to know our area of weakness and stay away from it or, build in safeguards. The reason for this is, although we may have the best of intentions, we are all human and prone to sin. It’s just that simple.
In the book of Numbers, God is giving Israel directions on dividing up the land of Canaan. Each tribe will get a certain portion of land. There were people already living in Canaan but they did not worship Jehovah God. God knew these people and the idols they worshiped, would be temptations for Israel. So, God said, “you must drive out all the people living there. You must destroy all their carved and molten images and demolish all their pagan shrines (Numbers 33:52). And, “But if you fail to drive out the people who live in the land, those who remain will be like splinters in your eyes and thorns in your sides. They will harass you in the land where you live” (Numbers 33:55).
Notice the Lord says, “…if you fail to drive out the people the people who live in the land… those who remain will be like splinters in your eyes and thorns in your sides.” Think about that image… A “splinter in your eye..” That hurts thinking about it.
So, practically speaking, what does this mean to us? It means that whatever we struggle with the most… if we don’t get away from it or protect ourselves properly, it will be trouble us and could even bring us down.
So, time for total transparency and honesty. What do you struggle with the most? What sin is it? What is your area of weakness? Pride? Alcohol? Porn? Money? Your mouth? Temper? Laziness? Being judgmental?
Don’t say you don’t have a weakness. You are a human, correct? If so, you have a weakness.
God told Israel to drive the people out or else, they would be thorns in their side. The same is true for us. What do you need to guard against today?

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