Lord, help me like Joseph; refuse to give in to any temptation against me today

by Ron Squibb

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As followers of Jesus, we must be ready and prepared for temptations that distract us from pleasing the Lord.

We see that after all Joseph went through, God is blessing him. It is when we need to be ready for temptations that will come at us.

Genesis 6: 6-9 says: “Joseph was a very handsome and well-built young man, and Potiphar’s wife soon began to look at him lustfully. “Come and sleep with me,” she demanded. BUT Joseph refused. “Look,” he told her, “my master trusts me with everything in his household. No one here has more authority than I do. He has held back nothing from me except you because you are his wife. How could I do such a wicked thing? It would be a great sin against God.”

The temptation will come at us, but we do not have to give in! Joseph understood that the devil could not make me do anything. And that I do not have to give in to temptation. If I give in, that is the choice that I make to sin.

I must overcome the temptation, or temptation will overcome and overtake me! That is why I must be ready and prepared before the temptation comes.

Here is a powerful verse to help when facing temptation: “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation, He will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”

Lord, help me like Joseph; refuse to give in to any temptation against me today! “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Pastor Ronald Squibb has been the International Christian Church (ICC) Lead Senior Pastor at State‎n Island, New York, since 2011. He draws many experiences from his over 40 years as a pastor and significant emotional life experiences.

His new book, Following the Journey with Jesus, which he co-authored with Daniel McNaughton, was recently published and is getting rave reviews. His daily devotional appears in this publication.

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