Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Thomas a Kempis on Temptation

Do you ever get weary of temptation?  Feel like it never lets up?  You're not alone.  Many great saints through history confess the same experience!  Consider the Apostle Paul in Romans 7, or Thomas a Kempis in the quote below.  But take heart - the fact that you are troubled and bothered by temptation is evidence that the Spirit of God is at work within!
"This is that which oftentimes strikes me down, and confounds me in Thy sight, that I am so subject to fall, and weak in resisting my passions.  And although I do not altogether consent, yet their continued assaulting is troublesome and grievous unto me; and it is exceedingly weary to live thus daily in conflict." 

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