During my childhood, which wasn’t long ago, I saw a scene in countless shows and cartoons that I still remember now as an adult. Allow me to paint the scene for you. The main character is conflicted. The camera zooms in on his shoulders, where we see a little devil and a little angel. The little devil, with the horns and pitchfork, is giving the character bad advice, while the angel, whit the white robe and the halo, is telling the character to do the right thing.
Doesn’t it feel like that in our lives? Like we have that voice that is trying to tell us right from wrong?
Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
— 1 Corinthians 10:12–13
Doesn’t it feel like whenever we’re faced with adversity or sin in our lives, we have those two voices in our heads? That devil’s voice is the sin and temptation that so often fills our minds. It’s a fork in the road. Do we continue to walk the straight and narrow, or do we decay in our sin? This thought so often dictates our actions and, a lot of times, we fall into that state of decay.
On the contrary, the angel’s voice is God. Whenever we are in the face of adversity, and we become tempted by sin, God provides a way out for us. He has set aside a path to follow. Ultimately, it is our choice to follow it. But God has provided the way for us, he has already fought the battle, and he has overcome.