Lead Me Not Into Temptation

I can resist everything except temptation.” – Oscar Wilde.   Perhaps you have heard the idiom that opportunity only knocks once, but temptation knocks continually. Temptation never seems to stop knocking. It never stops trying to find a way into our lives. We have the choice to resist and persevere through them, or we can…

Excuses, Excuses, Part 3

“But Moses pleaded with the LORD, “O Lord, I’m not very good with words. I never have been, and I’m not now, even though you have spoken to me. I get tongue-tied, and my words get tangled.” – Exodus 4:10 The next excuse Moses used was he was neither a gifted or eloquent speaker. That…

Excuses, Excuses – Part 2

 And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.” – 2 Peter 2:4. God answers Moses’ first excuse with “Who am I?” But that doesn’t seem to cut…

Excuses, Excuses

“But Moses protested to God, ‘Who am I to appear before Pharaoh? Who am I to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt?’ God answered, ‘I will be with you.’” – Exodus 3:11-12.   People have been making excuses since the beginning of time. Moses was no exception. Moses was one of the top…