Bible Verses for Temptation:
As humans, who hasn’t struggled with temptation? The enemies goal is for us to fall into temptation. We will fall here and there, but how we respond to temptation is what matters. Our God is a gracious and understanding God. He knows we aren’t perfect. He knows we will fall time to time. However, he expects us to not allow it to consume our lives. Have you ever met someone who fell into temptation and struggled getting out? Maybe it was a drug addiction. They tried it once and were hooked on it for years. As people of faith, we cannot allow this to happen to us or to others.
Did you know that the enemy even tried to tempt Jesus? In Matthew, Jesus was walking in the wilderness and was fasting for 40 days. He was obviously hungry and then Satan appeared. Satan told Jesus to turn rocks into bread to ease his hunger. Jesus replied “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). Satan tried tempting Jesus two more times. Because Jesus is perfect, He never gave in. Jesus finally told Satan in Matthew 4:10, “Away from me Satan.” Then Satan left Jesus.
When temptation is knocking at the door, will you say “Away from me Satan,” or let it in? We pray daily that you don’t let temptation in. We pray that if we do fall, because we will, that we run to God. We ask for God’s forgiveness and believe that He forgives us. Along with this, we pray that we don’t continue to fall. Use God and His strength to persevere. Use His word as leverage against the enemy.
Bible Verses for Temptation:
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1 Corinthians 10:13
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.
Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil,
and he himself tempts no one. But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire.
Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.
Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above,
coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.
On reaching the place, he said to them, “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.”
Because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.
Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently.
But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation.
1 Timothy 6:9
Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and
harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.
The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word,
but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful.