Monday, October 13, 2008

Temptation

I was preparing a lesson for deacon's quorum the a couple weeks ago on the topic of controlling our thoughts and language. I came across the following quote from a talk given in the April 2007 General Conference:
The adversary will have very little power to tempt you with things that you have never touched.
I've also read C.S. Lewis's similar viewpoint that it isn't giving into the wind that makes a tree strong or surrendering to your enemy in war that leads to victory; the wind must be withstood and your enemy resisted to build your strength against evil.

1 comment:

Coach Ann said...

Those are good thoughts. It is really resisting temptation more than overcomming it then.