Temptation is a door that leads to Hell, but for the destination to be reached one must open the door and walk through it.
Now, we don’t have to open the above-mentioned door, but that doesn’t mean temptation won’t present itself over and over with a knock from the other side. And depending upon personal circumstances and weaknesses, ignoring the knock isn’t always that easy.
So how can we avoid what’s waiting on the other side? What can we do to make sure the temptation doesn’t make its way into our heart? How can we make the hinges sit still?
One could give several useful answers from the scriptures, but there’s one in particular that’s a guaranteed way to avoid opening that door any time we hear the knock…
…get away from the door!
“Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” (2 Timothy 2:22)