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NOVEMBER 25

 

 Let no man say when he is tempted I am tempted of God;

for God cannot be tempted with evil: neither tempteth he any manóJas. 1:13.

 

  There is a difference between temptations which the Father considers proper and the temptations which come from the Adversary. The former are tests of loyalty to God and to the principles of righteousness, and are intended to be a blessing and a help to all those who withstand them, and who thus demonstrate their loyalty to righteousness. The temptations of Satan, on the contrary, are in the nature of pitfalls and snares in evil and wrongdoing, temptations to make right appear wrong and wrong appear right, putting light for darkness and darkness for light. In this sense of misrepresentation and ensnarements in evil, God tempts no man.

 

 

Parallel passages: Gen. 3:1-13; Deut. 13: 3; Psalm. 119:165; Proverbs. 1: 10-17; 6: 27; 14: 27; Isa. 33: 15, 16; Matthew. 4: 1-11; 26: 41; Luke 11: 4; 2.Cor. 11: 3, 14, 15; Jas. 1:14; 2 Peter. 2: 9; 1.Cor. 10: 13.