Thought of the Day January 17, 2018 Test vs Temptation

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St. Anthony of the desert once said: "Whoever has not experienced temptation cannot enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. Without temptations no-one can be saved." God allows us to be tested in order to draw us to himself through our obedience to his will. The Evil one uses the test to tempt us and to draw us away from God. Take for example Adam and Eve. God said that they should not eat of the fruit of the tree. Their obedience would reflect their relationship with God as the beginning and end of their lives. Then the Devil tempts them by saying to eat the fruit they would be like God, his equal. How often we fail the test of relationship and embrace the temptation and become separated from God.

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