Unchanging Benevolence

The verses of James 1:13-15 are a clear reminder that God does not tempt us to sin; rather, it is the result of our own fleshly desires. We are drawn into temptation by our own desires and if we allow that enticement to grow, it will develop into sin and ultimately, death. We must accept the fact that we are the ones responsible for the sin in our own lives. That is why the Apostle Paul explains that those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires (Galatians 5:24) and that we must renew our minds in order to be transformed from the pattern of this world (Romans 12:2).

Accepting this responsibility is a sign of growth and maturity in one’s faith and Christian journey. The real tests come as we battle these temptations daily and put to death the desires of the flesh.

What is truly amazing is God’s pro