Giving all diligence, add
to your faith virtue [fortitude]—2. Pet.
One great difficulty with the Lord’s people is that, even
when determined for a right course and thus resisting the
temptation, they do not take sufficiently positive action. Many say
to the tempter, I have concluded not to yield at this time. Thus
they leave in their own minds an opportunity open by which the
tempter may return. Our Lords course was the proper one: we should
dismiss the tempter once and forever. We should take our stand so
firmly that even the Adversary would not think it worthwhile to come
back at us along that line; “leave me, Adversary, I will worship and
serve my God
passages: Heb. 11: 1, 2, 39; Psa. 27:13; Rom. 8: 24, 25; 2.Cor.
4:18; 5: 7; Josh.1:1-9; 2.Chron. 19: 11; Prov. 28: 1; 1.Cor. 16:13;
Phil. 1: 27, 28; 2.Tim.1:7.