Some of us go to the extreme of planning for the worst. We’re not going to be taken by surprise and so we plan for every possible problem and put great effort in being prepared to deal with whatever may go wrong. Others of us don’t even think about the possibilities of unexpected troubles. And we live our lives like the man with his head in the sand, blissfully unaware of all the danger which surrounds us.
There is one area in our lives, however, where most of us truly are oblivious to peril and that is in the matter of temptation. We become so absorbed in the overwhelmingly urgent tasks of each day that we forget there are two powerful forces battling for our attention, our loyalty. Despite the present disdain for the war between good and evil, historically every generation of humanity has acknowledged that each individual lives in a moral battleground which will determine the path in life that person takes. Try as some might to explain away the reality of good and evil, there is too much daily evidence to suggest any other conclusion than that which the Bible gives – there is a war going on for our souls.
In one of the first recorded events of the ministry of Jesus Christ, we find him engaged in the same struggle we have on a daily basis. He is tempted by Satan. What transpires in that epic battle helps us to understand his purpose for coming to this earth as a human being and what it means to us. Appreciating what happened in a remote desert 2000 years ago is the solution for the oblivious life. Join us for one of our weekend services. When it comes to spiritual danger, there is no such thing as blissful ignorance.
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