God promised that when it comes to temptation, He has provided “the way of escape” (1 Corinthians 10:13). But even before you get to the point when you are tempted, there are measures you can take to protect yourself from falling into sin.
- Read, listen to, and obey God’s Word, which helps you to discern right from wrong.
- Avoid places and situations where you might experience temptation.
- Avoid getting involved with people who might pressure you to participate in sin.
- Avoid “the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life” (1 John 2:16 NKJV).
Providing temptation with fewer opportunities to strike is a great way to protect and preserve yourself.
Heavenly Father, lead me not into temptation today. Help me make smart choices about where I go, what I fill my mind with, and whom I spend my time with. Amen.