Temptation And What To Do About It by Stuart Briscoe

Temptation And What To Do About It
Stuart Briscoe

Modem people think of "temptation" as "seduction" but the term when used in the Bible means "to put a person to the test" whether benevolently to show his qualities or malevolently to expose his weaknesses. We need a biblical view of temptation.

I. Temptation Needs to Be Understood.

A. Its origins.
1. God permits His people to be tested.
a. To reveal their true condition. Genesis 22:1 2

b. To purify their faith. 1 Peter 1:6 7

c. To produce character. James 1:2 4

d. To assure them of His love. Romans 5:3ff

2. Satan tempts God's people.
a. By crushing them. Job 1:11ff

b. By encouraging wrong satisfaction of valid desires.

c. By making them complacent and careless. Galatians 6:1

d. By misrepresenting God. Matthew 4:5ff

B. Its potential.
1. Opportunity to go wrong or do right.

2. Opportunity for seduction or strengthening.

3. Opportunity to prove our weakness or proj ...

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