A Christians' strength is in how he/she remains pure from this world. So the devil will attack our minds, our will, and our emotions to bend us to his will! He almost always sends us someone who is not walking in the righteousness of the Lord. He will always use other people to cause us to fall. A Christian's strength is in our purity, so if he can take our purity away from us then he wins in our lives. The good thing is that once we are in Christ, there is now no condemnation. God's grace is amazing and never-ending. Therefore if you do fall for the devil's tricks, ask God to forgive you and don't do it again.
Biblical examples of this teaching:
Samson and Delilah - His strength was in his hair, once Delilah found out where Samson's strength was, she used her powers of seduction to cut off his strength. Delilah was his enemy, and Samson did not realize it.
Therefore, be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. (Ephesians 5:1–5)
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, it justified you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. (1 Corinthians 6:9–11)
Written by Marisol Pareja
May 8, 2021