NO

No – "a word of denial or refusal." The phrase, "Just say no" was coined by Nancy Reagan in the 1982 when she was meeting with some school children in and was asked by one of the girls, "what do you do if someone offers you drugs?" This phrase caught on and was adopted as the name for clubs and schools anti-drug programs. By 1988 more than 12,000 "Just Say No" clubs had been formed across the country and around the world.  As born again believers in Christ Jesus, believers need to adopt this "Just say no" into their lives when it comes to the temptations of Satan and sin. Far too many believers are saying yes to the temptations of Satan and sin when they should be saying no. Learning to say "no" to the temptations of Satan and sin are as important as saying yes to the things of the Lord. Not learning to say "no" to temptations will keep one from saying yes to the things of the Lord because sin destroys one's desire and decision to say yes. The more one gives into the temptations of Satan and sin, the less they will say yes to the things of the Lord. The more one learns to say no to the temptations of Satan and sin, the more desire and determination they have in their decision to say yes to the things of the Lord.  Jesus demonstrated to us the importance of saying "no" when the He was tempted three times by the devil in the wilderness. As a result, He fulfilled the will of God for His life. Joseph demonstrated the importance of saying "no" when he fled from Potiphar's wife who tried to seduce him. As a result he fulfilled the will of God for his life. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego demonstrated the importance of saying "no" when they refused to bow to the king's image. As a result, they fulfilled the will of God for their lives. The Bible is full of godly people who demonstrated the importance of saying "no" when it came to Satan and sin. You might say, the Bible has its own, "Just say no" club. (Titus 2:12), "Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world."

 


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