I hear this word and the stupid song with the stupid line “tempted by the fruit of another” keeps playing round and round in my head.
Ridiculous I know and yet, isn’t that the ultimate definition of the word.
We are all tempted, tempted to cheat, tempted to lie, tempted to steal, tempted to eat the whole cake instead of just a piece. Tempted to eat the whole bag of chips instead of just a handful. We are only human after all.
But, isn’t the fact that most of us ignore that temptation is what separates us from the animals. We are no longer that wild beast of a caveman killing for survival. We now kill for sport, revenge, and hatred. Who is really the beast, now? We are tempted every day. Most of us in more ways than one. It is just a part of life. It is up to us to ignore our baser instincts to give in temptation.