Tom Anderst
January 27, 2019
Tom Anderst
Senior Pastor

Reference

Proverbs 7
Understanding Temptation

Proverbs 7

This winter we’re looking at understanding our hearts from the book of Proverbs.  This aligns with our focus on God’s transforming work in our lives.  We want to cooperate with Him as He transforms us.  We’re asking the question “What do we need to understand so we can cooperate with God’s transforming work in our lives?”  We first learned about our need to understand our hearts from God’s perspective.  We learned our hearts can deceive us but not God; no one has a pure or clean heart but we can receive new hearts by God’s grace.  Then we need to guard our hearts with the Holy Spirit’s help.  Last week we saw our need to understand our desires.  We learned desires are good and given by God.  But they can be corrupted or twisted.  So we need to cooperate with the Holy Spirit’s work to reorder our desires so they honor God.  Today we’re looking at understanding temptation.