How to Resist Temptation #4

What is the complete process given in the Bible for how to resist temptation? Previous posts discussed the foundational key: Diligent faithful daily mindset. Then Consider the consequences, Don’t go near her house, The most important step I keep overlooking, What Christ did to resist temptation and Flee.

OK, now you can resist anything!

You can … but when you fail (1 John 1:8), God is ready to forgive (Psalm 86:5)

So there is one more step in the process the Bible gives for resisting temptation:

  • Yield to God’s forgiveness.   Never resist Him!

–Temptation exposes our real selves.  C.S. Lewis observed “No man knows how bad he is until he has tried very hard to be good.” –Temptation exposes man’s feebleness and discloses God’s faithfulness. –Temptation helps us grow in humility.  Turning from self to Christ. –Temptation helps us get stronger.  You won’t overcome the full force of temptation until you hang in there long enough.

Tempted is translated from the Greek word PEIRAZO meaning “to test, try, prove.”

“But may the God of all grace, who called us to is eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen and settle you” (1 Peter 5:10).

“To Him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy” (Jude 24, NIV).

How to resist temptation in a nut shell (a fitting description of most of us): God living in you.

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