Luke 4:1-2 - Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led around by the Spirit in the wilderness 2 for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And He ate nothing during those days, and when they had ended, He became hungry. NASU
Once a person is baptized into Christ they can expect the devil to bring all types of temptations before them for the sole purpose of getting them to give up on their faith in Jesus.
Praise God for His strength to overcome every temptation.
There is only one way people were going to be able arrive safely on Heaven's shores and that was if Jesus could remain sinless. He is the world's perfect sacrifice because He never sinned.
You and I do not have to go through our trials and temptations alone. We have the Holy Spirit dwelling in us and He will bring scripture to our memories to help us fight off the temptations the devil brings our way. It was with scripture that Jesus defeated the evil one and so it will be with us.
We also have Christians we can call when we are being tempted and share with them what we are presently going through. It is during these times other Christians will pray with and for us. They will also share scriptures with us to give us strength and encourage us just by their being there.
I John 4:4 says, "…greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world."
When Moses was leading the children of Israel out of the Egypt God protected them with a Pillar of Fire and a Pillar of a Cloud.
Exodus 14:13 - Moses answered the people, "Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. NIV
We know how this story ends. God parted the Red Sea and they walked across on dry land and after all the Israelites were safe the seas collapsed and killed the Egyptians. God had saved the Israelites. God will save us.
Think About These:
By yielding to temptation one may lose in a moment what it took a lifetime to gain.
Few speed records are broken when people run away from temptations.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
Gary A Serago.