The Enemy WithinAuthor: Train | Filed under: Uncategorized
Excited about tonight and the continuation of our series called Uncut at 925. We are taking the next few weeks to explore the book of James and see this raw guide to Christian living. Tonight we will be looking at James 1:12-18 and discussing where temptation ultimately comes from and where it leads; looking at the source of sin and the course of 1:14 it says “ but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. James very clearly states that the source of temptation is not the devil, God, or society but it’s within us. We are born with a sin nature according to scripture (Psalm 51:5, Romans 3:23). I see this everyday with my two children. My wife and I do not teach our kids to be disobedient, they naturally go that route. As adults, and like my children, we naturally go the route of disobedience as well.
The great thing is that through Jesus we can become a new creation (2 Corin 5:17-21) because of his finish work on the cross. One my favorite scriptures is 2 Corinthians 5:21 “ God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. We can overcome the enemy within because of Jesus being our atoning sacrifice. Are you defeating the enemy within?