When we live in the secret place of the Most High, under the shadow of the Almighty, we are covered with His grace for safety and protection. When we commune with Him and look to Him for our daily bread, we are filled with all that we need to be, who we are meant to be. But when we knowingly move out from under that protection, we expose ourselves to attack.
It’s easier to resist temptation under the shadow of the Almighty because our focus is on Him. The temptation isn’t that strong a pull. Yes, we see it, but the consequences of giving into it are too great to risk losing what we have.
But when we take our eyes off of God and walk away toward our own desires, we step out from His covering of grace. We are no longer protected with His righteousness, so sin becomes easier to give in to. It becomes harder and harder to come back to where we were safe and blessed.
The combination of the subtly of sin and our own selfishness is a powerful force to battle. Spending time with Jesus every day will keep you safe in His protection. Keep your eyes on Him and stay covered in His grace.
A related post on temptation: Temptation Is Not A Sin, Yet