Temptation Is Always Knocking

2 Samuel 11:2

“And it came to pass in an evening tide…that David arose from off his bed and walked upon the roof of the king’s house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.”

We are never out of reach of the tentacles of temptation.  You can be in a crowd of thousands or alone in your thoughts, and temptation will sit down beside you.

Was the seed of temptation already in David’s heart, or was he only seeking a place of solitude when temptation overtook him?  Instead of fleeing the roof when he saw Bathsheba, he fed temptation by inquiring about her.  The result of allowing temptation to stay in your heart will be as devastating to you as it was to him. 

Guard your heart with all diligence (Proverbs 4:23).  Do not feed your spirit with the chaff of this world, but keep it strong through reading and meditating on the Word of God and communing with your heavenly Father.

*Breakthrough Covenant Devotional, Rod Parsley

5 thoughts on “Temptation Is Always Knocking

  1. Great article. If we all take heed of all that is written, the move of God will be much more powerful in our midst as we would eradicate sin from within the church. As Christians we really need to start taking sin seriously. Let us stop being deceived and may our eyes be open so that we can truly identify the death within the sugar coating that is the way sin is being presented to us.

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

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