“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea” (Matt. 18:6).
No one is exempt from temptation. Even Jesus was tempted, though He never gave into it (Heb. 4:15). You see, it is not a sin to be tempted (for that is beyond our control), but it is a sin to give in to temptation. For this reason God provides a way for us to escape every temptation (1 Cor. 10:13). Therefore, there is never an excuse to sin. With that said, however, it is important for us to realize that we can actually be a source of temptation to others. A beautiful woman in a bikini will arouse wanton desire in the heart of men – thus, she has provided temptation, and many will give in to it. Jesus said, “Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes!” (Matt. 18:7). Let us “make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts” (Rom. 13:14).