Archive for May, 2014

Sometimes I believe we wish some stories were not in the Bible. Genesis 39 contains one of those stories that on one hand we are glad it’s there, but on the other hand it puts us into an uncomfortable place of realizing that God intends each of us to get to that same place Joseph got to.

You see, we can resolve over and over that we’re going to win in a persistent temptation the enemy throws at us where he ends up laughing most of the time. He is not at all concerned in our determination to resist because he has decades of experience and has conceived of unlimited strategies to defeat us in this first step.

Is it even possible to get to step two when we usually slip on the dance floor on step one? I am glad Genesis 39 is in the Bible, because it speaks to a place we can get to just like Joseph did with the “bored housewife.” Sexual temptations are not the only area satan has a field day wit us because there are so many others. He knows that we can come to a place where we step over a line and trust God to such a point that our motivation is for God’s glory to reign in our life more than the limited pleasures he uses to destroy us. This is part of the freedom Jesus offers us and we can experience it every day.

Do you get tired of using the excuse of “God knows we are just human” when it comes to being defeated? Learn to do the “two step” and experience that freedom Jesus promised.