A. How many of us so easily fall into this snare of the devil?
B. Instead of having to endure temptation, wouldn’t it be nice to not even be tempted to do evil?
A. Being tempted is not sin, because our Savior was tempted.
B. Being caught by the snare is sin; then we are drawn away by our own desires and enticed.
C. The Bible also offers the solution, if you have fallen into the snare and been caught by it.
2 Timothy 2.22-
10 Now to the married I command, yet not I but the Lord: A wife is not to depart from her husband.
A. Prayer gives one wisdom.
1. Wisdom is knowing how to use knowledge.
2 Timothy 2.25
2. Wisdom will keep you from walking into places where you will be tempted.
A. His revelation or His Word (Vs. 17).
B. The hope of His calling (Vs. 18).
C. What are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints (Vs 18).
D. What is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe (Vs 19).
E. His mighty power, which He worked in Christ, raising Him from the dead (Vs. 19-20).
F. That Christ is Head of the Church (Vs 22-23).
A. Paul wanted the saints at the church of Philippi to have:
Knowledge, because without knowledge, one cannot have wisdom.
2. Then discernment, which is wisdom, so that they may approve the things that are excellent.
2 Thess 5.22