Study # 23
February 11, 1998
Harlingen, Texas

Thesis: The non-source of temptation: God as totally self-sufficient and a sharer of sufficiency. Introduction: We have worked through two basic perspectives regarding the difficulties of our lives. The first is the perspective required of the servant of the Lord regarding the divine use of stress: it yields character when we let the promise of joy guide our decision-making. The second is the promise made to the servant of the Lord regarding the successful endurance of stress: there is an eternal crown of life for those who endure without capitulation. This evening we want to begin to look into a third issue regarding the difficulties of our lives. This issue is the attitude we take toward God while facing temptation.