Romans 8:31: What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
We will overcome every pressure of life only through Jesus Christ. It is a consoling thought to think that Jesus was faced with sexual temptations just like we are. Hebrews 4:15 tell us that he “was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” Isn’t that something worth marveling about?
Not only does it tell us that yes, we can overcome sexual temptations, it also shows that being tempted alone does not condemn us. When the devil puts a temptation before us, he is doing his job (for he is a tempter by profession). Our response is the deal-breaker. When we are enticed, that is the beginning of the end, but Christ can deliver you wherever on the spectrum you fall. Lust produces enticement, then comes deception and then the sin.
The man Christ Jesus faced these temptations we face and yet He did not sin. He sharply rebuked the devil when he came with his tricks! We must do the same, and we have Christ in our hearts empowering us to do just that.
Through Jesus Christ we can overcome every form of sexual temptations. “For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour [help] them that are tempted” (Hebrews 2:18). We must not see ourselves as mere flies being swat down by the buzz of sexual immorality. We must recognize we have the greatest intercessor, help and Comforter with us – in Jesus Christ!
Prayer StarterJesus, your word declares that the chastisement for my peace was upon you. I know that where I am weak, thou art strong. Oh, Lord rescue my heart from sexual immorality and grant me freedom in You today!