|The Lord will help us stay on the right path|
I am currently teaching my oldest daughter about the differences between sin, temptation, and accident. Accidents just happen and should be forgiven when they happen under other people's watch, just as we always want to be forgiven when they happen through us. Sin is a choice to do what is wrong. Temptation is that moment when we're given the opportunity to make a decision. It is that moment when reaching out to the Lord can make the difference in whether we sin or not. He invites us to call upon Him to save us. We need that salvation not only from physical dangers and not only for mercy when we've committed a sin, but also before we have sinned when we are fighting the spiritual battle against wrongdoing, in danger of falling again but not yet having chosen to sin. We have the opportunity to choose the right path but we might not have the strength to do so on our own. Call on the Lord for help. Acknowledge His greatness, His power to help. Ask Him to be your savior in the midst of temptation so you do not stumble and sin.