2. Consider the consequences
When we stop to examine the stakes involved in conceding to temptation—to look down the road and see where our actions would place us—we will be able to resist giving into these enticements. James 1:15 says, “After desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.” Temptation leads to sin, and sin leads to death in our relationships, our reputation, and even our physical bodies. We must consider these dire consequences, before giving in to temptation.