Mark 14:38 (NASB) "Keep watching and praying that you may not come into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”I didn't even see it creep in but after while, it became overwhelming! My dad has taken us boys out in a wood boat for the first time. What we didn't know was that an old wooden boat will need to be wet in order for the wood to swell to a point of where it doesn't let more water in! Today's verse speaks about watching and praying as temptation comes into our lives and how the spirit is willing but our flesh is weak. As we began to bail the water out, a little panic set in that we were going to sink! After a while, the level of the water began to go down for the wood had swollen and no more water was coming in. We learned an important lesson that day! In life, temptation will come, it will slowly seep in when we least expect it and before we know it, we will be sinking deeper and deeper into sin. If we stay alert and walk by the Spirit and not our flesh, we can keep our lives swollen with the things of God and be protected from ever sinking to sin!! So, the question is, how's your boat doing?! peace, tom
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