the wicked have laid a snare for me, but i do not stray from your precepts. [psalm 119:110]
when our delight is in the Lord and in His ways, the temptations of the evil one start to lose their appeal. if you’ve been losing the same battle to the snares of the enemy, perhaps it’s time to stop “white-knuckling” it and get on your knees!
Lord, help us to delight in you. may Your precepts be so dear to our hearts that the idea of defying them leaves a bad taste in our mouths. we cannot find victory over temptation of our own strength! when we are weak, You are strong! Lord, teach us to make Your strength our strength, and to submit to your leading and will. teach us to trust in Your strength alone!
~ stephen hall