Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Ephesians 6:10
But there is a situation where we are not to stand our ground.
When it comes to sexual temptation, we have to run!
Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. 1 Corinthians 6:8
If you remember the story of Joseph and Potiphar’s wife, Joseph ran for it.
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. Genesis 39:12
Its like the Gambler song;
You got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em,
Know when to walk away, know when to run.
My book deals with temptation in different places. Did I run? You’ll have to read the book to find out.
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted,he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13