Run!

“Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness…” 2 Timothy 2:22Red heels 2

In the story of Joseph’s encounter with Potiphar’s wife in Genesis 39:11-12 we find a great example of how to “flee youthful lusts” when the devil attempts to lead us astray.

11 One day he went into the house to attend to his duties, and none of the household servants was inside. 12 She caught him by his cloak and said, “Come to bed with me!” But he left his cloak in her hand and ran out of the house.

Joseph’s response to the opportunity to “have” another man’s wife did not include words. He wisely didn’t reason with the temptress nor did he reason with himself. To have argued with her would have resulted in hearing more of her enticing flattery that he’d have to process.

To have talked to himself about how strong he thought he might be to resist her would likely have been futile since “…the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (Matthew 26:41)  

Instead of words, Joseph reacted with action. He chose to RUN!

One of the reasons his decision to run was so smart is because its impossible to be involved physically with someone when you’re running from them. (And, its not possible to watch a computer or TV screen or look at a magazine when you’re running!)

I offer the song, “Run,” to help you remember this powerful response to temptation. I hope it helps you to keep your spiritual tennis shoes on and be ready to…RUN! 

I also hope this song and visual will remind you to not only run FROM temptation but to run TO the Lord who has provided the way of escape…its called, a door…the one that leads to the Cross!

“No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man, and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but will with the temptation provide the way of escape also, that you will be able to endure it.” (1 Corinthians 10:13)

Comments

  1. Kevin Wenger says:

    Great Song!! Need to share this with some guys I know.

  2. Carol Yarger says:

    Wish we had a copy of this to show the 150+ men who will be here this weekend for our fall men’s retreat. Thank you Steve! Another song well written – what a message for our men to take to heart.
    Thank you!!

    • Steve and Annie says:

      Appreciate the encouraging comment! Feel free to show it to anyone at any time.
      Blessings,
      Steve & Annie

  3. Carol Yarger says:

    Maybe Annie could do a counterpart for all the women tempted to do the same thing. We need to RUN too!!

  4. Bradley Sloan Sr says:

    Another great song. Keep up the great work. Hope to meet you both in person some day. I’ve been checking your schedule and plan to attend one of your meetings. We’ve been listening to your music for a long time. May God bless and keep you.

    • Steve and Annie says:

      Bradley,
      Thanks so much. So glad the music has been meaningful to you through the years.
      We hope we will get to see you at an event.
      Blessings to you,
      Steve & Annie

      • Bradley Sloan Sr says:

        Steve and Annie,
        According to your schedule it looks like you’re planning on being at the Carlisle Inn in Walnut Creek next February. This is close to where we live. Hope to meet you there.

        Brad

  5. mike mccartney says:

    The most inspiring song I have heard this week and I have been at the Inspirational Country Music awards conference in Nashville. Be encouraged to keep up the great work God has given you to do.

  6. Another Great Song. I will be sure to share it!!
    Blessings!!

    • Steve and Annie says:

      Delite,
      Thanks, and hey to Curt and all the fam! Squeeze those Grand Christmans for us and we’ll squeeze ours for y’all.
      S&A

  7. Thanks for sharing! What a great reminder NOT to even entertain the sin that can so easily entangle you. God always provides the way out and we as Christinas cannot under estimate Satan and his subtle tricks to lure us into his lies and deception. RUN is right:)

  8. Carl & Miriam says:

    Thanks Steve for another great song!
    reminded me again to pray for my husband as he goes out into the work place! and also to a faithful wife to him so he knows he has something “better” to come home to!!:) I heard a saying that went like this: “Why drive a V W when you have a Cadilliac at home!!!
    -Miriam

    • Steve and Annie says:

      Miriam,
      You’re most welcome and thanks for listening. And…we like the advice behind the “something better” and “VW/Cadillac” quips. Amen!
      S&A

  9. Sharon Ng says:

    Very very good and apt song. Your lyrics are so touche and clever. And so appropriate in these days when it is so easy to fall and there is nothing much to hold one back from temptations. Thank you, and God bless.

  10. Yay! I like it!
    kb

  11. Geraldine Lawrence says:

    Very good advise in a meaningful song!
    A question: A friend of mine asked if the poem entitled “She Didn’t Say So to Daddy” is a song? Can it be obtained on an album? I have checked the titles and do not see it.

    • Steve and Annie says:

      Thanks. As for a song titled, “She Didn’t Say So To Daddy,” we do not have a song by that name. We think you’re referring to a line in a song called, “To Daddy.” It was written by Dolly Parton and recorded by Emmy Lou Harris. Both of them have versions of the song on You Tube.
      Go to You Tube and in the search window type “To Daddy” Emmy Lou Harris. That search will lead you to Emmy Lou’s version and you’ll see Dolly’s version on the right that you can click on. Dolly’s version is particularly well done but you have to wade through some talking she does about Country music. Thanks again and let us know if this helps by sending a message to chap9108@bellsouth.net
      SChapman

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