In the era of media it is inevitable to overcome all sort of temptations, which Paul talks about in the book of Ephesians; not to mention the difficulty behind following Christ with a pure and sincere heart. Indeed, temptations are not new challenges for Christians who are learning to walk in the Spirit. In the Word of God we encounter several people who were equally tempted in various ways, but they managed to resist. Christ is certainly one of the greatest example of individuals in the bible who were tempted and were able to resist the devil.
Escaping temptation is not easy, but resisting it as Christians should be easy with the Holy Spirit in us. Sure, we can resist temptations, but what about if you are not trained to resist it? What if your flesh dominates? Then, it is very easy to fall for any temptation that comes into our ways.
However, in 2 Timothy 1:7, Paul remembers us, that our Lord has not given us a spirit of fear, but of boldness and sound mind. Thus, if our mind is sound, we will be bold enough to resist darkness. Certainly, we can ́t be bold if our Spirit is not strong enough. Like every being, our Spirit equally survives only through bread and water. The Spirit does not want earthly food, but the Word. We feed our Spirit by spending time in the Word of God. Our Spirit becomes strong only when we meditate on what we study. Meanwhile, we are able to overcome every temptation transferred via media. Though, our eyes may see dark things, our Spirit, however, is strong enough to withstand every darkness, because he is filled with light which is the Word of God.
The Holy Spirit will help us discern between what is good and bad whenever we find ourselves on social media. For instance, we will get confronted with pictures and comments, instead of comparing ourselves with the pictures the Holy Spirit will remind us that we are wonderfully and beautifully made.
Today, let ́s feed ourselves with the Word, and not with the things of the world. Because our battle here on earth is to overcome principalities, powers and rulers of the darkness of this world.
Light your eyes!