On Resisting Temptation

We will never be free of trials and temptations as long as our earthly life lasts. For Job has said: “Is not the life of human beings on earth a drudgery?” (Job 7:1). Therefore, we should always be on our guard against temptations, always praying that our enemy, the devil, who never sleeps but constantly looks for someone to devour (1 Pet 5:8), will not catch us off guard.

No one in this world is so perfect or holy as not to have temptations sometimes. We can never be entirely free of them.

Chapter 13 – The Imitation of Christ

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