Temptations are everywhere. We cannot choose when, where and how we will be tempted. The enemy is on watch 24/7, waiting for us to let our guard down. Humans are gullible being. We are very weak most especially with temptation.
In my recent devotional, Ru dela Torre wanted us, humans, to be like a mannequin. He presented the mannequin in his church service and provoked the mannequin with temptations, such as: sexual immorality, cutting classes and so forth and on. But, whenever he prompted temptation to the mannequin, it didn’t react nor feel any emotions about the temptation. Because it is a mannequin, no feelings at all and he said we should be like the mannequin whenever temptation is prompted to us.
Like I said earlier, temptations are everywhere, in the internet, television, radio, books, magazines, newspapers and even to the people chatting around us.
The bible says (but don’t take this literally), “If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.” – Matthew 5:29,30
I agree that we should be deliberate on what we see, hear and feel. And I think God want us to be always on guard. If a certain television show makes us sin, we should prevent watching that. If a certain song we have in our playlist makes us tempted to imagine sinful things, we should delete that. If a certain place feels like temptation, we shouldn’t go there. It isn’t simple, yet, it is worthwhile to eliminate sin and live to glorify God.
Here’s a song of Casting Crown about temptation, entitled, Slow Fade (OST of Fireproof):
Be careful little eyes what you see.
Be careful little eyes what you see
For the Father up above is looking down in love
Oh be careful little eyes what you see
*Same goes with all parts of your body.*