Scripture: James 1:16-18 16 Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. 17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. 18 He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.
Devotional: As a follow up to yesterday’s devo and Scripture, today we are warned to not be deceived. God gives you the gift of resistance if you choose to receive it. From the very beginning in Genesis 4, God tells Cain at the onset of his temptation with anger, “Sin is always crouching at your door, it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.” Unfortunately, Cain rejected God’s warning, was deceived, gave way to his anger, and killed his brother. Lust led to Sin, which led to Death, the death of a brother.
- How have you seen your own desires or lust give birth to sin in your life?
- How might you receive God’s gift of resistance so that you are not deceived by the enemy of your soul and drawn into the mire of sin?