8 May 2015

How do we overcome temptation? By Daniel Jukes

But each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. James 1:14(NIV)

We are all tempted let’s face it, we are tempted to eat something we know is unhealthy, or we are tempted to look at something online we know is wrong, or to tell a lie about something. The devil even tempted Jesus, see Matthew 4:1-11 so we know we’re tempted but how on earth do we overcome it?

Watch. We need to watch out for temptation, see Matthew 26:41.

Pray. We need to pray that we will not fall into temptation like Jesus tells the disciples, see Matthew 26:41 it’s also part of the Lord’s Prayer, see Matthew 6:13.

Resist. Then when temptation does come we need to resist it, see 1 Peter 5:9

Stand firm. We need to stand firm in the faith see 1 Peter 5:9. When Jesus was being tempted by Satan he used the word of God to stand firm, see Matthew 4:1-11.

Find the way out. We need to find the way out because there’s always one, see 1 Corinthians 10:13.

God will help us. When we find our self’s in the middle of temptation we need to remember that it’s not God tempting us because God does not tempt anyone, see James 1:13 and he won’t let us be tempted with more than we can take, see Corinthians 10:13 God is able to help us when we are tempted because Jesus himself suffered when he was tempted, see Hebrews 2:18.

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