Temptation is an invitation to turn away from God and to choose something other than love, other than forgiveness, other than patience or self-control. None of us is perfectly good nor perfectly evil but instead each of us is composed of traits that reflect the Kingdom: love, grace, forgiveness, patience, compassion, and aspects that turn us from God: jealously, pride, hunger for power, hatred and violence. Jesus tells us that a time will come when those things that pull us from God will be burned away and righteousness will be all that is left. Where is God calling you? What is tempting you or pulling you away from God?
~ Pastor Eric