A COMMANDMENT THAT GIVES LIFE TO LIVING
JESUS CHRIST was tempted three times by Satan personally.
The threefold appeal dramatically struck at basic needs we all
have. Jesus was in all points tempted like us. He resisted and was
victorious. Believe it or not, many modern Christians are both
tempted like you and victorious. What is now shared is done so in
love with the prayer that it might be used of the Lord to enable
others to gain and enjoy more spiritual victories over temptation.
TEMPTATION can be a physical object you encounter.
It can be the body of another person with which you become so
preoccupied that you grow to conceive of the person not as a
person but as an object. Expressions such as, "What a hunk," and
"Look at that body," reveal such an attitude.
Temptation can be a beautiful piece of pie that makes the mouth
water when you are trying to lose weight.
It can be a pornographic magazine.
It might even be too much change accidentally returned by the
cashier of which you are aware but the cashier isn't.
TEMPTATION is a pressure situation, when everybody kids you
and urges you to do something you really don't want to.
TEMPTATION is a challenge to prove what you are or can do by
being other than what you ought to be.
TEMPTATION is anything which, if we follow it, causes us to do
something contrary to God's will.
James 1: 14, "But each one is tempted when he is drawn away and
enticed by his own desires."
I Corinthians 10:13, "No temptation has overtaken you except such
as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to
be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will
also make the way of escape, that you may be able to beat it."
Every passion, desire, and appetite of everyone of us has a
tempter lying in wait for it which desires to misuse it. Even vices
often wear the robes of virtue.
Many young ma ...
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