Have you ever promised yourself that “next time” you’re going to do better? But when the next time comes—whether it’s the temptation to spread a little gossip or cheat on the spelling test—you feel more helpless than ever to do what you know is right. One of the authors of the Bible, the apostle Paul, struggled with this problem.
    He said, “I decide to do good, but I don’t really do it; I decide not to do bad, but then I do it anyway.” (Romans 7:19, The Message).
    The only way to resist temptation is through Jesus. Once again we discover that He is the answer! He knows all about temptation. Read about His temptations in Matthew 4:1-11.
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