Let’s play music trivia. Who was the first American Idol winner? Whom did Paul McCartney credit for teaching him everything he knew? Who was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Who is the only country artist to have a Top-20 hit for six consecutive decades? What was Elvis Presley’s first #1 hit? Who was the first woman to have four country albums reach #1? Who was the original host of The Lawrence Welk Show?
Answers: Kelly Clarkson, Little Richard, Aretha Franklin, Dolly Parton, Heartbreak Hotel, Carrie Underwood, and Lawrence Welk.
I’m hoping you got that last one. Sometimes the answer is obvious.
Now let’s try a non-music trivia question. How do you win the war with temptation?
As with the Lawrence Welk question, the answer is obvious. “Submit to God, resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7).
Recovery Step: Of course, Lawrence Welk was the host of The Lawrence Welk Show. And of course, you can beat temptation – if you submit to God.