James 1 instructs us that we fall when we go through “diverse temptations.” certainly many things can and will tempt us. Today those reasons connected to being frustrated with one’s own self interest me.

“For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.” Rom 7:19

Sometimes the things we do not want to do, are the very things we do. Why? Again, many reasons, but summed up in this: Our flesh is working against us. It is strong and we are at war with it within ourselves.  Counting our flesh dead (Col 3:5; Eph 2:2&3) daily and living in the spirit is not without work.

Battle well! -PB