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Battling the Temptation to Steal

Listen to the man who was tempted:

A man in a responsible position, entrusted with large sums of money, was one day tempted to put some of the cash to his own account. He knew that it would be a long time before his theft could be discovered. He resisted the temptation, but felt that he must tell somebody the anguish of mind through which he had passed.

He went, therefore, to the man who had occupied the position before him, and told him all about the temptation, and how he had almost fallen.

To his surprise, the man did not criticize him, but put his hand on his shoulder in a fatherly sort of way. “I know exactly how you felt,” he said quietly. “I went through it all myself when I occupied your position.”

--------------Christian Herald

From a sermon by Bill Butsko, "Tempted," 2/20/2010

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