“Don’t eat the bread,” she said sternly to us. Then she left.
It was warm, just out of the oven, sitting on the counter begging to be sampled; so we convinced ourselves we could each have one slice. We lathered the butter on. One slice apiece became two, then three – and then the loaf was gone.
How good are you at resisting temptation? What is it that gets you – food? Shopping? A hobby that has become an obsession? What about the temptation to complain, or be negative, or … you name it.
Temptation is part of the story of our lives, and we will be talking more about it this week at First UMC Burlington’s Thursday evening “Facebook Live” Bible Study. You can join us at 9 PM by going to the church Facebook page and clicking on the link.
Meanwhile, pick the thing that you will resist today – just for today! And let Jesus be your inspiration.
A blessed Tuesday.