James 1:13-15New International Version (NIV)When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.--
Oh, how something can look exactly like something we should attack or even to embrace into our lives, only for us to find out afterwards how much of a prison it truly is.
This comic strip is a wonderful expression of both our battle with temptation, and Satan's battle with God.
I am not sure what it is, but looking at the world through my eyes - I often only see a way to use an object to do some type of magic trick or a way to teach about God with it, most of the time they connect and work together. I personally feel we should always be pointing at things and showing the way it directs us to God.
This comic strip, just popped out at me the day I was reading the funnys and reminded me of a great and important thing.
The enemy will always try to make the trap look like it is something you need. Not only this, but they may even let you get further than you should, just so you cannot escape. For the comic strip we see normally this castle is protected by moat. These Huns should have been concerned as soon as they noticed the defenses were not properly being used. Sometimes ... what may seem like weakness, is actually the trap.
In a fight this is called a 'false opening'.
The point of a false opening is only to trap the attacker. While temptation is hard to deal with because we may never know when it is right to step toward or away, we also have an assurance that Satan has already attacked into the false opening.
As soon as Jesus was born, the evil one had designs to kill him, but could never succeed until it was the right time. If we trust in God, and I so want to always have this trust, then we do not need to worry because God WILL show us the proper path, EVERY time!
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