The weeks leading up to Easter will be a good time to reflect on the significance of Calvary and the empty tomb. Over 2,000 years ago, Jesus suffered, died and rose again so that today I can live—and eat—free from oppression. The same power that enabled Jesus to triumph over the grave continues to empower me to triumph over the sin that tried to destroy me so many years ago.
We can decide how our next moment of temptation will go down. The next time we’re tempted to risk gambling away our savings on a “sure bet,” we can kick ourselves and hope the self-loathing won’t last as long as it did last time, or we can experience a true sense of victory.