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January 28, 2014 | Daily Devotionals | January 28

When we’re tempted to indulge an appetite, we have to recall that it is nothing more than a deception. Many men are simply careless this way so then hang around, making second or third passes around a lure. The longer a deception goes unconfronted, the more power it gains over our lives and actions. This can be fatal. Call it what it is — a deception, a temptation to sin, a lure to kill. Remember, “deceitful are the kisses of the enemy” (Proverbs 27:6, NASB), but speaking truth brings the Enemy out into the open.

Come out swinging. Go into boxer mode and pepper your opponent with several jabs to keep him off balance. Call it what it is. Add the firepower of prayer. Then call out Scripture audibly.

 

That’s God’s calling plan.

 

Today I will confront any temptation that comes my way with the power of prayer and Scripture.

 

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