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Showing posts with label Living Sacrifice. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Living Sacrifice. Show all posts

How all can Satan tempt us? Only 3 ways

For all that is in the world--the lust of the flesh [craving for sensual gratification] and the lust of the eyes [greedy longings of the mind] and the pride of life [assurance in one's own resources or in the stability of earthly things]--these do not come from the Father but are from the world [itself].
[1 John 2:16]

Temptation had been there from the time this world was created till date. We see different forms of temptation even now also but the interesting part of all these temptation is that they all fall under any one of the only possible 3 categories. Its been proved in the Bible at different books that Satan can tempt us or anyone for that case, in one of the 3 possible categories. We are just given one from any of these 3 categories or a combination with a new wrapper, and we think that its a new situation which no one had ever faced.

Lets look at the 3 main category which devil has for us, and from where he pick and adds new wrapper and tempts us..

Sacrifice... Loosing something precious from us

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
[Romans 12:1]

Sacrifice is to loose something that we keep as one of our precious possessions  and no one will ever think of loosing any such ever in life. We keep such thing in the most safest place to keep it away from others who may steal it or destroy it. How do you feel when some one asks for such a possession to be given out. One example is, in our current world we keep money as the most precious possession and we tend to spend that only for us, and when someone comes asking for money we come up with all possible excuses and avoid giving it out. Sacrifice is not just giving out for the sake of giving or to show others, it beneficial if this is our wish from the inmost place in us and with the hope and prayer that it might be useful for others, and over all that should be with the love that you have for others who is going to receive it.