Shelby G. Floyd
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This lesson is drawn from the first chapter of James:
“12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. 13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. 14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. 15 Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.
16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren” (James 1:12-16 NKJV).
James speaks of the nature of temptation and sin. The Bible teaches that Christ came into this world to “save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21). Satan is the originator of sin (1 John 3: 8). Sin was and is universal or else the coming of Christ was of no purpose: “As it is written: There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one.” “Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit.” “The poison of vipers is on their lips.” “Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.” “Their feet are swift to shed blood; ruin and misery mark their ways, and the way of peace they do not know.” “There is no fear of God before their eyes” (Romans 3:10-18 NIV). Again it is said, “There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:22-23). Continue reading “BIOGRAPHY OF SIN”