“My son, if sinners entice you, do not give in to them.” Proverbs 1:10 (NIV)
You ever had a situation where someone has tempted you and tempted you and even though you refused at the start, you found yourself eventually saying ‘oh, go on then’, and gave in. This may have been with something like a chocolate bar when you were on a diet and you got weakened to their suggestion and you just gave in at the end.
Well this can be similar to what today’s Bible verse is saying to us. It says if sinners entice you; do not give in to them. In this generation it can be hard to make a firm stand for God due to peer pressure and the sea of temptations that surround us.
But God is asking young people in this generation to make a decision to stand for Him and not be enticed (tempted) by the temptations that are all around us. Of course this isn’t always easy and God gets that, but God is calling you to stand for Him. You can only do this in His strength and not your own, but as you draw closer to Him, read His word and pray to Him you will grow in strength to resist temptations, so that you don’t do things that won’t please God and that you really begin to live for Him.
Cube Challenge: Ask God to give you strength today to stand for Him, to not be drawn out by temptations or peer pressure and really begin to live for Him.