If Adesanya does become champion of a division long ruled by his archnemesis, Jon Jones, would that entice Jones to put his heavyweight pursuit on hold and drop back down to try to reclaim the title he held for nearly a decade? Jones, who hasn't fought since February, wants to fight for the heavyweight title, but champion Stipe Miocic might not be ready to defend against Francis Ngannou until March. So is Jones willing to wait until possibly next fall to fight again, or would an Adesanya bout be too tempting?
Wherefore, the Lord God gave unto man that he should act for himself. Wherefore, man could not act for himself save it should be that he was enticed by the one or the other.3
Enticements, both positive and negative, are real, and it is what we choose to do with them when they occur that will make all the difference in our daily lives. Can you be excited and motivated realizing that you can use every enticement to progress spiritually?
Sometimes we will have the opportunity to experience multiple enticements, one after the other or several at the same time. Some of you in this very hour may be in the middle of serious adversity or trial, which can be an enticement magnified. We must have the courage to continue in faith and hope in our Savior, Jesus Christ, and not be overcome. Every single prayer is heard by our loving Father in Heaven. Doubt not. Fear not.
By following the promptings of the Spirit and looking to the Lord, Nephi overcame and grew in spirit and in power. He experienced tests and trials as well as the blessings that followed. His enticements helped him deepen his ability to remain spiritually focused.
Retain all the troops I have sent to you until further orders. Conceal them for the present, but in position for immediate use, and entice the enemy on, if you can, unless you ascertain that they are intrenching and establishing batteries. If that is the case, they must be driven off at all hazards. Keep me constantly informed of what is going on.
Explaining some of the paintings' new elements, Stomberg suggests that the sheep's skull motif has many layers of meaning. "On a basic level, there were lots of skulls on the World War I battlefield, and the soldiers would play soccer with them. On a more poetic level, a common image of war is that of sheep being led to the slaughter. Yet another reference is to the Judas sheep used to entice other sheep into the abattoir to be slaughtered, much as the officers led their men to death, while escaping that fate themselves." 041b061a72