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The Loneliness of Temptation- Emotion of a Laborer

lonelinessFor years I have thought of writing about the emotions of the laborer. I never started to chronicle this work fearing that my experience was too shallow and my wisdom unable to think  coherently about the topic. Though I am still in that place I find  it time to begin to muse on the topic.
I am not sure if temptation is an emotion but it definitely is a reality that the laborer feels.  Like the straggler from the herd, the worker can sense when he is being isolated and set up for the kill.  Jesus himself was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by Satan.

Job was set up by the enemy to be severely tested.  Even his wife encouraged him to curse God and die.  In like manner every maturing believer will have an an ever-deepening opportunity to show his resolve to withstand temptation. And the reality is that most times these challenges will be something that you will fight alone.  Whether the temptation is small and private or large and public, the laborer must learn to stand firm against the schemes of the devil in the power that God provides.  But success only leads to future challenges in this area, as the evil one withdraws until another opportune time.

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