Things You Should Know About Temptation, Part I


imagesWQSU1ALGThings You Should Know About Temptation, Part I

Matthew 4:1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.

It may seem strange that Jesus would be led by the Holy Spirit to be tempted. To be tempted in the Greek means to be soft; to be led by the flesh. In light of the assignment given to Jesus Christ, God allowed Him to be tested, to be enticed by evil to sure him up for the task awaiting Him. In other words, His assignment to save mankind from sin and death would take its toll on a man that was not supernaturally empowered to resist the temptation of the cross. Jesus’ resistance of temptation is a “How-To” lesson for each of us on how to handle temptation. First, we should understand that everyone will be tempted in this life. Second, that Jesus voluntarily submitted to the leading of the Spirit. Third, it should be noted that Jesus overcame the temptation and so can you. “… God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, that you may be able to endure it.” Tomorrow we will look at how to handle temptation.

Scripture References: Matthew 4:1-12; I Corinthians 10:13

Prayer for Today: Father, I submit under the leading of the Holy Spirit. Teach me to resist temptation of all kinds. In JESUS name. AMEN.

Whatever you must do today, there is a grace for that. Accept the grace and make it a sweatless day.