1. By waiting for signs (vs. 4) - An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it"2. Not keeping our mind on the things of God (vs.23) - "For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man."3. Following our own will (vs.26) - "For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul"
Anything I try to do by myself and without God is temptation that I am trying to save my life or soul which is impossible...Horatio G. Spafford wrote in 1873 the famous words "It Is Well with My Soul"...hopefully, we never forfeit it!