Blessed Through Endurance

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Legendary evangelist Billy Sunday once observed, “Temptation is the devil looking through the keyhole.” But he added, “Yielding is opening the door and inviting him in.”

For many Believers, though, the temptation itself can be a deflating experience. We can feel defeated, puzzled, or discouraged. Yet the Bible tells us that being tempted doesn’t mean we have failed. In fact, it may indicate that we’re on the path to God’s blessings.

We all will face temptations. The question is how we’ll respond. Will we “open the door” and let the devil in?

The Bible promises that if we overcome the temptations we face, we will receive the “crown of life.” This is a symbol of the victory we can experience. Those who endure are overcomers, crowned with peace, fulfillment, and joy.

But to receive these blessings, we must be overcomers. This means recognizing when we are being tempted and then enduring the temptation. We must go through the temptation. The Greek words here indicate that we are to remain steadfast and firm. We must hold fast to our faith, staying calm and brave. This means resisting, enduring, and remaining faithful to God. Those who don’t endure temptation will never know the victory available to them.

Today, remember that God wants to bless you. But you still will face many challenges, crossroads, temptations, and attacks from the enemy. Through it all, remember that God has prepared victory and a crown of life for you. As you persevere and stay faithful, you will receive His blessings.

If you feel tempted, don’t give up. Remember God’s promises. Stand on His Word. Seek to endure, always trusting in Him.