Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. (1 Peter 5:8-9)
1 Peter 5
It is not often that I think about resisting temptation as a fight that involves suffering. So often I succumb to my wrong desires with the excuse that it is just too difficult to resist, or somehow convincing myself that it is not harmful. When I give in to temptation, it shows a lack of faith. Jesus was victorious in every aspect in His walk on earth. With His help, I can also overcome temptation. There are also other Christians throughout the world that face far greater suffering than I do. I am without excuse. Father, you are victorious, and with you, I can also be victorious over sin and temptation. Please help me to attend firm, remembering the price that you paid to save me.