The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks what is just. The law of his God is in his heart; his feet do not clip. (PSALM 37:30-31)
God’s man speaks scriptures into his daily challenges specifically to guard against taking a tumble. Staying silent leaves the struggle in the back alleys of our minds, but actively giving the scriptures voice replaces the lure with God’s plan.
Try calling out scriptures such as “Live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature” (Galatians 5:16). Remind yourself of the deal you have cut with God” “I have made a covenant with my eyes” (Job 31:1). Quote to yourself Jesus from Matthew 20:28: “Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve.”
Calling out the Scriptures can catapult you past the temptation and prevent you from making the ever-famous “slip” that the Enemy is seeking to induce.