Many times during the days of our life we encounter situations that are best avoided altogether. Yet, many times we are like the trout eying a fly dancing on the water’s surface. It is best that we keep swimming right on by, but we don’t. If we allow ourself to be mesmerized by our particular “lust” the lure will be set! We must not yield to our “lust.” We must race right on by.
Charles Spurgeon talks about it in his morning entry for July 25. The scripture reference is, Genesis 39:12:
“she caught him by his garment, saying, “Lie with me.” But he left his garment in her hand and fled and got out of the house.”
Spurgeon expounds further,
“A convenant must be made with our eyes not even to look on the cause of temptation for such sins only need a spark to begin with and a blaze follows in an instance… If the mariner knew how to avoid a storm, he would do anything rather than run the risk of weathering it. Today I may be exposed to great peril; let me have the wisdom to keep out of it and avoid it. The wings of a dove may be of more use to me today than the jaws of a lion… I am to resist the devil, and he will flee from me; but the lusts of the flesh I must flee, or they shall overcome me.”
Do not despair friend, for we have a promise to stand on,
“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”— 1 Corinthians 10:13
Taking this into account, I pray that, moving forward, we will opt to race right on by!