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00625 - Gold, Girls and Glory

Like everyone who walks this earth, leaders are not immune to temptation. Three significant temptations that can lead astray include the lure of money, the temptation of sexual sin, and the pursuit of personal glory. 

1 Timothy 6:10 (ESV) warns, "For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs."  We can’t take wealth with us.

Similarly, avoiding the temptation of sexual sin requires maintaining boundaries and active accountability. As for the allure of personal glory, leaders must remember that their role is to point others to Christ, not to themselves. Humility and a servant's heart are crucial, emphasising glorifying God above all else. By staying rooted in prayer, scripture, and accountability, leaders can navigate these temptations, ensuring they focus on serving God and their congregation faithfully.


If we avoid these three issues in life, God will be glorified.


Lord, I pray that you help me navigate the snares of the evil one. Amen.

Action Point

What are the things that trip you up in your walk with God, and what can you do to fix them?

Copyright notices

(ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

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