These biblical verses give you the tools you need to overcome every temptation. Temptation must never result in sin!
Being tempted is part of life. Until we stop having a body of sin we will not stop being tempted to commit sin. But the reality is that, every temptation is an opportunity to overcome and receive victory over sin! With the Word of God as our weapon we can always resist temptation!
Believe that God has a way out for you. Temptation only becomes sin if you agree with it, so the path of resistance is the way to escape. Resist temptation and you will be a winner!
“But each one is tempted, when from his own concupiscence he is attracted and seduced. Then concupiscence, after it has conceived, gives birth to sin ; and sin, when it is finished, gives birth to death. “ James 1: 14-15.
“No temptation has overtaken you that is not human; but God is faithful, who will not let you be tempted beyond what you can resist, but will also give temptation with the way out, that you may be able to bear it. “ 1 Corinthians 10:13.
Use the power of the Holy Spirit. That is the strength you need to resist the temptation until the end:
“I say, walk in the Spirit, and do not satisfy the lust of the flesh. For the desire of the flesh is against the Spirit, and the desire of the Spirit is against the flesh; and these are opposed to each other, so that you do not do what you want. “ Galatians 5: 16-17.
“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty in God for the destruction of strongholds,” 2 Corinthians 10: 4.
Put the Word of God in your heart before you are tempted to have it when you need it:
” In my heart I have kept your sayings, so as not to sin against you. “ Psalm 119: 11.
“For the rest, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can stand firm against the snares of the devil. “Ephesians 6: 10-11.
” With what will the young man clean his way? With keeping your word. “ Psalm 119: 9.
Remember your covenant with God:
” How, then, would I do this great evil, and sin against God? “ Genesis 39: 9.
” I made a pact with my eyes; How, then, was I to look at a virgin? ” Job 31: 1 .
Love Jesus more than your wishes:
“If you love me, keep my commandments.” John 14:15.
“And verily, I still esteem all things as a loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus, my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all, and I count it as filth, to win Christ.” Philippians 3: 8.
“But you, O man of God, flee from these things, and follow righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.” 1 Timothy 6:11.
” Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied. “Matthew 5: 6.
See the sin to which you are tempted as something despicable, abominable and exceedingly sinful:
“Things by which the wrath of God comes upon the children of disobedience.”Colossians 3: 6.
” Ye that love the Lord, hate evil; He keeps the souls of his saints; he frees them from the hand of the wicked. “ Psalm 97:10.
Resist Satan in the moment of temptation. Jesus teaches us how to do it: Using the Word of God
“Submit yourselves, then, to God; Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. “ James 4: 7.
“Then Jesus said to him: Go away, Satan, for it is written: You shall worship the Lord your God, and you shall serve him only. “ Matthew 4:10.
Stay close to Jesus:
“… For as soon as he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are tempted.” Hebrews 2: 14-18.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Philippians 4:13.
Remember that it is Christ who lives in you, and that you are already dead to sin! Sin has no dominion over you:
” Even so you consider yourselves dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus, our Lord. Therefore, sin does not reign in your mortal body, so that you obey it in its lusts. “ Romans 6: 11-12.
“With Christ I am crucified together, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me; and what I now live in the flesh, I live in the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. “ Galatians 2:20.
“Little children, you are of God, and you have overcome them; for greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. “ 1 John 4: 4.
Pray! Go to the throne of grace to receive help (power to overcome) in the timely help – when you are tempted:
” For sin shall not have dominion over you; for you are not under the law, but under grace “ Romans 6:14.
“Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, in order to obtain mercy and find grace for the timely help.” Hebrews 4:16.
Follow the example of Jesus:
“And Christ, in the days of his flesh, offering up prayers and supplications with great crying and tears to him who could deliver him from death, was heard because of his reverent fear. And although he was a Son, because of what he suffered, he learned obedience. “ Hebrews 5: 7-8.
The battle is already won, if you just stand firm and resist the temptation until the end:
“I am persuaded of this, that he who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Jesus Christ. “ Philippians 1: 6.
“Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has withstood the test, he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. “ James 1:12.
Remember that winning leads to a deeper communion with other believers. We fight for each other so that the body of Christ can be built:
“Be sober, and watch; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour; Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are being fulfilled in your brothers throughout the world. “ 1 Peter 5: 8-9.
“… choosing before to be mistreated with the people of God, to enjoy the temporary delights of sin. “ Hebrews 11:25.