My son, if sinners entice you, do not give in to them.
Run! Stay Away!
Hang tough! That is much easier said than done. You live in a world where your faith is constantly under attack. You work in a setting where your coworkers are badgering you to fall into sin. Sometimes you only have one option—to hold on tight to God’s Word and promises as you are being tempted.
Other times you can just run away from it! If you find yourself in a situation where you are being tempted to sin, run! Run as fast as you can the other direction! If you find yourself at the lunch table or in the break room with friends that are enticing you to sin, eat somewhere else. Stay away. The goal is to entice you with lies and half-truths with the hopes that your faith will be killed.
Hang tough! Hold on tight to Jesus’ promises. No one can take God’s promises to you away. Through those tough times Jesus holds on to you tightly. He willingly ran into the fires of hell for you. He marched to a cross where he died for those times where we were too easily enticed into sin. Too often, you might find yourself enticed and intrigued by sin. Every one of those sins has been paid for by your Savior who holds you safely in the palm of his hands.
Prayer: Dear Jesus, by your death and resurrection, you have given me the power to hang tough in the midst of temptations. While I am tempted, cover me with your protecting hand and strengthen me to flee from those who entice me to sin. Amen.