What are the keys to resisting temptation?


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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
Nelson's Bible Dictionary defines temptation as "an enticement or invitation to sin, with the implied promise of greater good to be derived from following the way of disobedience." Resisting tempta...

July 01 2013 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Stringio Bethany Barber my profession is a sub bus aide for handicap children.
Make God #1 in your life, Stay prayed up, read your bible daily, fast and fasting doesn't have to be from food as most think you can fast from t.v., anything, stay alert of the enemies attacks and his wear abouts don't go to a place where you know you will be tempted.

December 16 2013 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Mini Karen Reid
We have been given the swords of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Jesus was not strengthened to resist sin by his 40 day fast; in fact, He was weakened. It was at the end of His fast that the enemy came to Him and tempted Him. But Jesus wielded the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word. Three times He said, "It is written...it is written...it is written..." When I've been tempted lately, I've been saying to Satan, "But put on the Lord Jesus Christ and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires" (Romans 13:14). And I also remind Satan as well as myself that "Those who are in the flesh cannot please God" (Romans 8:8).

July 23 2015 1 response Vote Up Share Report

My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
To resist temptation, follow Joseph’s example in Genesis 39:7-10 where Joseph resists the temptation to commit adultery, better, Genesis 39:7-12.

Also, follow Jesus’s example in Matthew 4:1-11.

Avoid the disciples’ bad example of yielding to temptation as expressed in Mark 14:37-38 and Matt. 26:69-74; Mark 14:67-71; Luke 22:55-60.

--Charles M. Stuart at bible.org

Have you heard the folk story of the bandit Jose’ Rivera, who became notorious in several little towns in Texas for robbing their banks and businesses? Finally the townsfolk, weary of the constant plundering, hired a ranger to track down Jose’ Rivera in his hideout in Mexico and retrieve the money. The ranger at last arrived at a desolate, ramshackle cantina. At the counter he saw a young man enjoying his brew. At one of the tables, hands over his ample stomach, hat over his eyes, snored another patron. With much gusto, the ranger approached the young man at the bar and announced that he was on a mission to bring back Jose’ Rivera, dead or alive. “Can you help me find him?” he asked. The young man smiled, pointed to the other patron, and said, “That is Jose’ Rivera.”

The ranger shifted his southern girth and ambled over to the sleeping bandit, tapping him on the shoulder, “Are you Jose’ Rivera? He asked. The man mumbled, “No speak English.” The ranger beckoned to the young man to help him communicate his mission.

The ensuing conversation was tedious. First the ranger spoke in English and the young man translated it into Spanish. Jose’ Rivera responded in Spanish, and the young man repeated the answer in English for the ranger.

Finally, the ranger warned Jose’ Rivera that he had two choices; the first was to let him know where all the loot he had stolen was hidden, in which case he could walk away a free man. The second choice was that if he would not reveal where the money was stashed, he would be shot dead instantly. The young man translated the ultimatum.

Jose’ Rivera pulled himself together and said to the young man, “Tell him to go out of the bar, turn to the right, go about a mile, and he will see a well. Near the well he will see a very tall tree. Beside the trunk of that tree is a large concrete slab. He will need help in removing it. Under the slab is a pit in the ground. If he carefully uncovers it he will find all the jewelry and most of the money I have taken.”

The young man turned to the ranger, opened his mouth...swallowed...paused—and then said, “Jose’ Rivera says...Jose’ Rivera says...’Go ahead and shoot!’”

Ravi Zacharias

August 19 2022 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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