Remaining Steadfast

Each time we sin we depart from the Lord. We break fellowship with Him. He never turns from us. We sin because we veer off the path of righteousness into unbelief. Hebrews 3:13 says, “Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God.” 

Jesus told Peter that when he returned to Him, then he would be ready to strengthen others through what he went through. Do you enjoy 1 & 2 Peter? Those are words that came from his crucible trials. 

When we entertain fiery darts, we veer off the path through our mind. The battlefield is always for our mind. He who once controlled our minds wants them back. He sets traps that appeal to our flesh.

James 1:14 says that each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. James was talking about hidden sinful desires. Entertaining them feeds our flesh until it becomes inflamed.

The children of Israel veered off when they looked back. Numbers 11:4 indicated that they were influenced. It says, “Now the mixed multitude…yielded to intense craving,  so the children of Israel also wept  again and said, Who will give us  meat to eat?”

What was the train of their thoughts? Verse 5 says, “We remember the fish which we ate freely in Egypt, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic.” They were reminiscing about what they didn’t have, yet forgetting that they had been languishing in bondage!

Isn’t that just like us? When we wish that we could go back to something that we now miss, our craving for it intensifies. The only reason that we ‘miss’ something is because we are not content with what the Lord is doing in our life at the moment. We will continue this tomorrow.

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