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Temptation: A Trying Thing

Key Verse

“Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve” (Matthew 4:10).

Text — Matthew 4: 1-11


According to Wikipedia, temptation is an immediate, pleasurable urge or an impulse that disrupts an individual’s ability to wait for a long-term goal.  Temptation is the inner drive to get something that is ungodly.  There are different forms of temptations confronting the youths of today. They include cheating in exams, stealing, taking alcohol, immorality, and joining gangs.

In our text, our Lord Jesus Christ endured temptation and overcame all that the devil threw at Him. God does not lead us into temptations, but delivers us from them. Friend, ask God to help you overcome temptations. However, you should also be vigilant to stay away from tempting situations. As Jesus Christ overcame, you can also overcome if you belong to Him. But if you are a sinner, accept Him as your personal Lord and Saviour, and He will help you too. I love the way Frederick W. Faber put it, “Every moment of resistance to temptation is a victory.” Yes, if you resist the devil, he will surely flee from you. That is the privilege Jesus gives when you accept Him. Will you?


Ask God to help you overcome


Stay away from tempting situations.

Prayer for today

Lord, help me to have daily victory over every temptation.

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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