We all face temptation; Satan makes sure of that. But God promises to provide help. "God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it"
(1 Cor. 10:13).
One weapon we can use against the devil's enticements is wisdom. Wisdom is available to every Christian who prays for it (James 1:5), and it can help us make the right choice when tempted.
When wisdom enters our hearts (minds), it helps us to steer clear of sinful things. Wisdom also helps us to avoid the tendency to “go along with the crowd” and do those things that displease God. Moreover, wisdom reminds us that giving into temptation might bring momentary pleasure, but always leads to long-term heartache and trouble.
Although resisting temptation is rarely easy, with God's help (and the wisdom He provides) we can definitely do better. It is also comforting to know that Jesus understands what we are going through, as He faced the same temptations – Heb. 4:15.
Have you prayed for wisdom lately?