RESISTING TEMPTATION 

📖: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13

Confession: Psalm 51

As human beings and also as Christians, the devil will never stop trying to pull us away from God. Satan’s aim and objectives is for us to sidetrack from God thus our  present world is full of all kinds of temptations. 

1 Corinthians 10:13 says “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”. 

Temptation is a test of a person’s ability to choose good instead of evil. It is also an enticement to sin; or a desire to engage in short-term urges for enjoyment, that threatens one’s long-term goals.

Our God is a faithful God and stands on His promises to mankind. He has and still blesses us in so many ways, but Satan schemes and plans to makes us fall short of God’s glory thereby making us to live outside of God’s providence plan for our lives. We must not forget that the thief comes only to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10). Temptation can sometimes be overwhelming, but we can overcome it. It is a process that starts by us seeing it with our eyes, wanting it in our mind, and desiring it in our hearts, then tasting or enjoying, thereby falling into sin. An example is Eve being tempted by the serpent to eat the Apple in the garden of Eden, (Genesis 3:6-7).

1 Corinthians 10:12-13 warns us to guide against temptation. Some believers start their Christian journey well, but along the way derail and go astray due to temptation that has lead to sin. God will never give us more than we can bear, but will always create a way for us to escape temptation. 
Resisting temptation is not a simple task, one way or the other, we have been faced with temptation and we all handle it differently. In Corinthians 10:13-14, Apostle Paul said we should not allow ourselves to be tempted, rather we must flee from it and that takes discipline on our side.

Any trial that we face, we must realize that it is a trying of our faith in God (James 1:3) thus we must not rely on our own ability. According to Hebrews 4:1-11, Jesus was tempted by the devil and He quoted the scriptures and the devil left. We read how Jesus reacted when He was tempted by quoting God’s Word, hence we need to search the scriptures, meditate, and memorize the Word of God, and pray fervent prayers (James 5:16).

When temptation leads us to sin against God, we must genuinely confess our sin, ask for forgiveness, and forsake our sin. Finally take the whole armour of God to be able to withstand future temptation. (Ephesians 6:10-18). For those yet to surrender their lives to Jesus, this is not negotiable, do so now, tomorrow might be too late! DO IT NOW!

PRAY THIS; in the name of Jesus, I repent of my sins, come into my heart and I will make You my Lord and Saviour. Stay connected! Stay focused! Have a blessed day. Shalom!!!

PRAYER 

🙏 O God, my Father, forgive me of my sin, in the name of Jesus.

🙏 O Lord, lead me not into temptation, but deliver me from evil, in Jesus name.

🙏 O Lord open my eyes and ears so that I don’t fall into temptation, in the name of Jesus.

🙏 I receive the spirit of obedience to God’s Word, in Jesus’ name.

🙏I will not fall into temptation, in Jesus’ name.

🙏 My end shall be better than my beginning, in the name of Jesus.

🙏 Thank You Lord, for answered prayers.

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