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James 1:13-15: We Need To Put To Death Evil Desires

I was reading this morning in James 1 when the Holy Spirit opened my eyes to a spiritual truth that I had not seen before.  This truth may be obvious to some, but to myself, I had never really seen it this way before, and so I wanted to share this passage with you, and the insights that the Holy Spirit has provided me through it.  The passage is James 1:13-15:

When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.”  For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed.  Then after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin, and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.”
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Married Life/How I met my wife

I was just reminded by my wife that we have now been married for one month.  Wow, in some respects, it doesn’t seem like it has been that long, and yet at the same time, it seems like we have been together much longer than that.

I don’t really know what it is like for others, but I suspect that our marriage is not (and will not be) your typical marriage.  For one thing, Sarah and I didn’t fall in love the way it seems most other couples do.  Most couples seem to have some cutesy story about how they fell in love and how it was love at first sight.  We first met while working as delivery drivers at Tobin’s Pizza in Bloomington IL (Phenomenal Pizza btw, if you are ever in Bloomington, order a Family sized pizza and get a small for only a dollar more).  It wasn’t until two years later, after having gone our own separate ways, that we reconnected and started hanging out again.  We didn’t start out dating right away, but we eventually got around to it.

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