Who tempts us? Anyone....anyone? Yes, its the god of this world. He and his cronies know human nature well and who and what to use to tempt us! BUT, don't make the mistake of thinking God tempts us!
Vs 13: Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.
Vs 14: But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and entices
Vs 15: Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.
Vs 16: Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren.
Well, its loud and clear - do not be drawn away by temptations! Quickly turn from them, don't allow your mind to contemplate or consider! Turn away from it and turn to God and His word! Replace that thought with the truth of God's word! Don't allow that temptation to grow - because it produces death to your heart and soul and sometimes, your body!
Vs 17 says in contrast that every good and perfect gift comes from GOD!
My encouragement to you is, you will be tempted, see it for what it is and TURN immediately to God, don't give it any time to grow in your mind.
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