Friday, December 4, 2020

JESUS taught us how to CONQUER temptation

 

What is temptation?

How strong are you, in the face of temptation?

Have you ever given in to temptation?

What were the results of giving in to that temptation?

The LORD JESUS showed us how to deal with temptation, for the devil will always seek to destroy us when we are at our weakest, physically, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally.

Is that cowardice?

Definitely.

The devil doesn't have an honest "bone" in his body.

All is deception.

But JESUS taught us how to conquer temptation.

4 And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost 

returned from Jordan, 

and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,

2 Being forty days tempted of the devil

And in those days he did eat nothing: 

and when they were ended, 

he afterward hungered.

3 And the devil said unto him, 

If thou be the Son of God, 

command this stone that it be made bread.

4 And Jesus answered him, saying, 

It is written, 

That man shall not live by bread alone, 

but by every word of God.

5 And the devil, 

taking him up into an high mountain, 

shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world 

in a moment of time.

6 And the devil said unto him, 

All this power will I give thee, 

and the glory of them: 

for that is delivered unto me; 

and to whomsoever I will I give it.

7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, 

all shall be thine.

8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, 

Get thee behind me, Satan: 

for it is written, 

Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, 

and him only shalt thou serve.

9 And he brought him to Jerusalem, 

and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, 

and said unto him, 

If thou be the Son of God, 

cast thyself down from hence:

10 For it is written, 

He shall give his angels charge over thee, 

to keep thee:

11 And in their hands they shall bear thee up, 

lest at any time thou dash thy foot 

against a stone.

12 And Jesus answering said unto him, 

It is said, 

Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation, 

he departed from him for a season.

Luke 4:1-13 

King James Version


Have you noticed how JESUS addressed the temptation, and mockery, of Satan?

The LORD JESUS merely quoted from Scripture, staying true to it.

But have you also noticed something else?

Satan also knew Scripture.

The marked difference being, JESUS had no guile, or malice in Him.

He used Scripture to remind, and correct, people -- to bring them ever closer to God, the FATHER.

Satan used Scripture, twisting it, to suit his ends.

All is entrapment.

How can we not follow and believe JESUS, when He offers eternal life and salvation?

Let the WORD of GOD guide your every step in this mine-filled world.

Pray to Jesus every time you feel weak, or are being tempted.

Feel the POWER of JESUS, in delivering you from tests, trials, and temptations.

You will be amazed!

And listen to how much GOD loves you, caring what happens to you, in the face of temptation:

13 There hath no temptation taken you 

but such as is common to man: 

but God is faithful, 

who will not suffer you to be tempted 

above that ye are able

but will with the temptation 

also make a way to escape, 

that ye may be able to bear it.

1 Corinthians 10:13 

King James Version


Updated 24 January 2022 


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