Overcoming Temptation Posted : 31 May, 2018 05:30 AM
Temptation is one of the most familiar experiences which Christians face in this world. Temptation is to enticed, to seduce, to provoke, to induce a person, family, group, nation towards doing what is wrong, bad against the Christian faith and doing what the Bible didn't support. As Christians, we all will pass through temptation, to be tempted is not a sin, however when we yield to temptation is sin. Hebrews 2:18. Sources of Temptation are- 1. Satan = Matthew 4:1 2. Our Flesh = James 1:14 3. Bad Association = Proverbs 1:10 4. Kinds of Friends we keep = Matthew 16:22-23 Haven said that, there are avenues, links that Temptation comes to us 1. Poverty or wealth = Proverbs 30:9 2. Discouragement = Psalm 42:11, 1Kings 19:4 3. Pride = Daniel 4:30 4. Pleasure Desires = 2nd Timothy 4:10 5. Desire for Power = Acts 8:19 6. Lust for Opposite Sex = Judges. 16:1-21 7. Greed for Money = John 13:21-30 Now what are remedies to overcome Temptation - 1. Having Total Faith in God = 1st Corinthians 1:9, 1st Corinthians. 10: 13 2. Holding and Using the word of God 2nd Timothy 3 :16-17 3. Watch and Pray = Matthew 26:41 4 Run, Walk away = 2nd Timothy 2:22- 23 5. By Resisting = James 4:7 Above all, Let's hold on to the Holy Spirit for his direction and guardiance in our Christian race in this world. Let's beware of yielding to Temptation, to fall is easy but the scars often remain. Remember we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. Philippians 4:13. God bless you.