Dealing with Temptation

Temptation comes in a lot of ways. Whether it’s a diet, within a relationship, or something. We deal with temptation at different times and in different ways. There’s not one person on earth, who does not deal with temptation. Even Jesus dealt with temptation.

In Matthew 4:1-11, Jesus was tested in the wilderness by the devil. He was in the wilderness for forty days and nights without any food. Three times the devil tried to tempt Jesus by; telling him to turn the stones into bread, telling to throw himself down, and trying to give Jesus all the kingdoms of the world. Three time he tried and failed but when it comes to us all it takes is one try. Why?

Our spirit becomes weak. We start hearing that voice in our ear telling us to just give in, it won’t hurt, no one is watching, just one step… well you get the picture. Well sorry to break you, that one step can turn into even more steps and that voice is not God tempting you.

“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”  Matthew 26:41

If you noticed in Mark 14:38, it also says the same thing as the verse above. We need to flee from temptation. Focus on the Word of God. Temptation can lead us into to sin. Fleeing is not easy because if we did it once then it is more likely to happen again but if stick to the Word of God it will flee. I’ll leave you with this;

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, he will flee from you.” James 4:7

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