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Are You Ever Tempted? – Part 2

Key Verse

“Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God” (Matthew 4:7).

Text — Matthew 4:5-7


Our text focuses on Satan’s second temptation to make Christ sin against God. Satan wanted Christ to commit the sin of presumption. To achieve this, He led Christ into the holy city, setting him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said, “… If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.” Jesus quoted the Scriptures to counter the temptation. Are you ever tempted to contradict God’s will? Nathaniel Parker Wallis said, “No degree of temptation justifies any degree of sin.”

Dear friend, do not tempt God by deliberately doing what He hates. Remember how God disciplined Miriam for murmuring against Moses. Reject sinful offers from Satan and his agents by holding unto God and His promises. When, like Christ, you are tempted by Satan, confront him with God’s Word and victory will be yours. However, ensure you are born again as sin renders the Word ineffective in a sinful soul.


Reject sinful offers from Satan


 Like Christ, resist temptations with God’s Word.

Prayer for today

Help me Oh God, to resist temptations in Jesus’ name.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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