Sex is a gift from God but we’ve taken it and made it idolatry We’ve taken it and put it in the place of God And we worship it and so it comes out in all kinds of profane ways And so we blame the women for what they’re wearing And we blame the media for what they’re producing But we never blame ourselves For how we’ve twisted God’s gift to glorify us
Tyler Perrys Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counsler
I dont know why I still go to Tyler Perry movies. I try to support black films as much as possible but if youre gonna make a black fiom can you make a good one. Theres no excuse to produce such a predictable, poorly acted, poorly written film that tries shed light on young black life but instead perpetuates black stereotypes.
Come for the game this brother plays for 90 minutes stay for……. Stay for……. Stay for the bad acting?
How could into words how terribly I miss it. How much my heart yearns to be away from this world. To be away from all the temptation from the stupidity of human beings. How are you supposed to understand that that one act is going to haunt me. For so long. I went against everything I had learned there. I miss it. I miss being in my safe house being treated like a princess. Having people adore me. And want to keep me. Having someone that looked at me with love and compassion. Having sisters that mocked my accent but loved every second of it. I miss them. I miss the way they taught me something every day. The way everyone would look at me with love in their eyes rather than the torture that I feel here. No one here cares the way they did. I’m alone. And this loneliness is eating me up. I was doing fine and then I went against everything I learned. Yes forgiveness will occur but for now I can’t stop the tears from escaping my eyes and my heart from aching because I let you all down. And the closest to there I have is him here. And even he fails to see me. God what I would do to have a ticket back and just keep my life there. At least I wouldn’t be damned to hell that is disguised as America. Angel come save me. Teach me your ways of avoiding temptation and let me be at peace again. All i have is Loneliness. Ache. Agony. I miss it. So. Much. All my heart is aching for is December. Where I could be home again.
So I was listening to a Francis Chan sermon on Temptation, and he used this passage of scripture:
13 No one undergoing a trial should say, “I am being tempted by God.” For God is not tempted by evil,[a] and He Himself doesn’t tempt anyone. 14 But each person is tempted when he is drawn away and enticed by his own evil desires. 15 Then after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin, and when sin is fully grown, it gives birth to death.
This is a truth bomb that a lot of us tend to try to ignore. Ever since the beginning of time humans have been looking for someone else to blame. All the way back to the time in the Garden of Eden when Adam blamed Eve, and Eve blamed the serpent.
We are just like Adam and Eve, looking for someone else to blame when we should be looking in the mirror. First of all, just as this passage says, God is not the one tempting us and we should never shift the blame to Him. God is perfect and separate from evil, and is never going to tempt us with it. That is the very reason Jesus died on the cross, so that we could spend eternity with Him in Heaven, separated from sin.
What this passage is saying is that we are the ones to blame. We are the ones who allow our sinful desires to get the better of us. But what does sin have to offer? NOTHING! all that comes from sin is death!
This is just something to think about next time you try to blame someone else for your temptations… especially when you try to blame God…