Joy in Temptation

Here’s my fifth edition of the 100 word stories.  This week, I’m focusing on joy in temptation (Click here to watch or listen to the sermon on this topic.)

Click here for the original post describing my project 

For those of you who are following along in the Bible, this section focuses on Philippians 2:12-30 (But I have to be honest in admitting that I had a hard time seeing the connection this week as much as I could with the other weeks). 

Joy in Temptation

I watched them all sipping their cups of liquid therapy, laughing, talking. Lucky ladies.

“Oh, it had to be chocolate again,” Charlene told us, rolling her eyes.

Helen chimed in next.  “For me, it was my soaps.  Goodbye Young and the Restless.  What about you, Maryanne?”

“I gave up coffee this year for Lent,” I said, sipping my water.

“Guess Starbucks was a bad choice for Bible study this week,” Charlene offered, sympathetically.

“Don’t worry.  I’m standing under God’s promise in 1 Corinthians 10:13***.”

“Under which one?” Beth questioned.

“We’ve all got our Bibles here.  Let’s open ’em up.”

***13No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.


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