You have a weapon against temptation!
Have you noticed how Jesus handled temptation? When Jesus was tempted by satan during His 40 days in the wilderness, Jesus responded to every temptation with the words, “it is written….”
The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ ” Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written: “ ‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’ ” Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’ ” Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’ ” Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him. (Matthew 4:3-11 NIV).
Why did he use these words?
Because God’s word is truth, and only the truth can refute the satan’s lies. Satan wants us to believe that sin will give us pleasure and satisfaction, the truth is that God’s word warns that sin leads to guilt and emptiness.
Are you armed with God’s word? You have a weapon against temptation!
Do you know what it says? Are you fighting your battles against temptation and sin using the sword of the spirit, Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. (Ephesians 6:17 NIV).
We all need to start to understand what the Bible says about the kinds of temptations we face, but You have a weapon against temptation! ask God to help you identify the lies that will bombard you today, and thank Him for arming you with the truth and teaching you how to use the sword of the spirit effectively and wisely.
I really want to encourage you to be diligent with your Bible study time, because God has so much more for us than we can get from just going to church once or twice a week and hearing someone else talk about the Word. When you spend time with God, your life will change in amazing ways, because God is a Redeemer. There’s nothing that’s too hard for Him, and He can make you whole, spirit, soul and body!
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