Everyone encounters temptation. Even Jesus faced demons. When temptation comes, think of how our Lord Jesus Christ defeated the most difficult temptations and gained the complete victory.
Take courage! Try Christ’s winning strategy. Jesus hid God’s Word in His heart and used it to make the tempter flee from Him.
What should I do when someone falls
Brothers, even if a man is caught in some fault, you who are spiritual must restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; looking to yourself so that you also aren’t tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Prayer is essential to prevent me from giving in to temptation
When he was at the place, he said to them, “Pray that you don’t enter into temptation.”
God will give me an escape plan from every temptation
No temptation has taken you except what is common to man. God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted above what you are able, but will with the temptation also make the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
Jesus defeated Satan’s temptations with God’s Word
But he answered, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of God’s mouth.’”
Christ endured every type of temptation without sinning, so He can help me
For we don’t have a high priest who can’t be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, but one who has been in all points tempted like we are, yet without sin.
Jesus warns that harboring evil desires may cause temptation
He said, “That which proceeds out of the man, that defiles the man. For from within, out of the hearts of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, sexual sins, murders, thefts, covetings, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, and foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.”
Jesus rebuked the tempter with the Word of God
Jesus said to him, “Again, it is written, ‘You shall not test the Lord, your God.’”
Temptation does not come from God
Let no man say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God,” for God can’t be tempted by evil, and he himself tempts no one.
Jesus taught us to pray to avoid temptation
Bring us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For yours is the Kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
The armor of God will help me stand against temptation
Therefore put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.