My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
It is easy to fall into temptation. We humans need to exert a lot of effort and possess a mountain of self-control because the flesh easily fails. This is the reason why we ask God to keep us away from temptation, a verse included in the Lord’s prayer. Without the conviction of the Holy Spirit we cannot handle deceit pretty easy.
Joseph as we all know was able to fight the urge of the flesh when the wife of Pharaoh was seducing Him. For a man, whose weakness is a woman, the hormones of Joseph probably was uncontrollable that time but he was able to resist temptation. Thanks be to the guiding Spirit, the flesh did not win.
Man is after the flesh. It is not shocking to know that one day we’ll stumble or probably in the past we already did. That is why we need divine mercy to help us go through the tough and challenging journey of life. God has a huge supply of strength. We just have to ask him and He will certainly make it available for us.