Some people are trapped in sin. They’re intimidated by their own habits & cannot find a way to win against temptation.
How do you deal with temptation?
#1 – Memorize and Quote Scripture
Break out God’s word and use it on the devil! Memorize scripture, Quote scripture.
Jesus did this in Matthew 4 when he was being tempted by the devil. He reached into his arsenal & pulled out scripture. This was his weapon when being tempted. And it is our best weapon when facing temptation
Some say, wow that seems kind of odd, I don’t wanna be one of the scripture quoting, devil fighting kinds of Christians” Okay then you’ll just keep falling for the same tricks and keep swimming in your sin hoping you don’t suffer the consequences while faking the christian life. 🤷♂️
#2 – FIGHT
You have a part in overcoming temptation. YOU have to pray
YOU have to read your Bible
YOU have to get to church
YOU have to submit yourself to God
YOU have to resist
YOU have to put forth the effort
Temptation comes my way all the time. When I win against temptation, it’s because I put up a fight!
#3 -Keep AWAY.
You won’t lose weight by hanging out at Dunkin Donuts. You won’t get sexually pure watching sex scenes on Netflix. You won’t break free from an addiction standing in line at the ABC store. You won’t gain freedom by walking right into cage. It amazes me how often people complain about their sin habits, yet choose to keep returning to the cage. It’s worse than the overweight person who complains about being fat, yet chooses to eat sheet cake every day.
“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide A WAY OUT so that you can endure it.”
1 Corinthians 10:13