“Every temptation is an opportunity of our getting nearer to God.”
–John Quincy Adams
Reading these words this morning made me think of the temptation of silence. When, today, will I choose to be quiet instead of speak? It is so much easier to remain silent than to speak, for me. Yet how many times have I disappointed God by giving in to that temptation, that easy road? He’s probably jumping up and down screaming, “Say something”. Hmm, I just thought of the responsibility that I also have to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves.
What will temptation look like for you today, and will you use it as an opportunity to get nearer to God?