Fighting Temptation

Todays’s Verse:   Matthew 6: 13  Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil   

There is much written these days about resolutions and commitments.   And we are tempted to break them within a week, a month, two months tops.   But let’s take this opportunity to resolve to be a new you!

Temptation is all around us, every day.   We are tempted to break resolutions, revert to bad behavior, and give in to excesses.  We need to be strong and fight temptation.   Below are just ten of the many Bible verses that refer to temptation.  Read them, study them and resolve to follow them this year.   Your life is better when you resist temptation and sin.   Blessings to all of you and strength and comfort in your fight!

1 Corinthians 10:13  No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

James 1: 12-16  Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death. Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers.

Hebrews 2:18  For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

Ephesians 6:11  Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.

Matthew 4:1-11  Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple …

Mark 4:38  Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Ephesians 4: 27  And give no opportunity to the devil.

James 1: 2-4  Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

Luke 22:40  And when he came to the place, he said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.”

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