Temptation is one of Satan’s most effective tools. These powerful Bible verses will equip and empower you to overcome temptation. (Includes free downloadable Bible verse list.)
Every Christian must face the reality of temptation.
Simply put, temptation is the enticement to sin.
Webster’s 1828 Dictionary gives us a deeper meaning of the word.
The act of tempting; enticement to evil by arguments, by flattery, or by the offer of some real or apparent good.
When the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season. Luke 4.
2. Solicitation of the passions; enticements to evil proceeding from the prospect of pleasure or advantage.
3. The state of being tempted or enticed to evil. When by human weakness you are led into temptation, resort to prayer for relief.
Lead us not into temptation. Lord’s Prayer.
5. That which is presented to the mind as an inducement to evil.
Dare to be great without a guilty crown,
View it, and lay the bright temptation down. Dryden.
6. In colloquial language, an allurement to any thing indifferent, or even good.
Satan is the master tempter. He is very good at it. Countless lost souls and fallen Christians are his resume’ of destruction.
Temptation is a battle that you must face, but it is a battle you can win.
If the Lord can save our souls from eternal damnation, he can save us from temptation today.
We are in a spiritual war. The battle lines are drawn. Sides have been chosen. The forces of good and evil collide in a furious battle for the souls of men. Are you prepared? Learn how to put on the whole armor of God.
Soldiers going into battle wear specific and important gear. Armor and weapons are directly related to life expectancy in battle.
God has given us special armor to wear as we battle for Him.
Every day, there is a spiritual war raging around us. God’s people are not spectators watching the battle from a safe distance.
Bullets are whizzing by our heads. Traps are laid for our destruction. The enemy advances upon our position. One wrong move and we can become a casualty of this spiritual war.
This may not make sense to you as you read it. You are reading this in relative comfort. You don’t hear gunshots or see the enemy so you feel safe.
You are not…
This warfare takes place on a spiritual plane that can only be seen with eyes of faith. The evidence of carnage surrounds us, yet is often explained away.
You can be successful in this war, but you must do these two things:
The Bible can encourage your heart and empower your life. What verses inspire you to overcome challenges and triumph over the world? Every Christian should know these powerful Bible verses about victory.
Our God is victorious. He always wins. He has never lost a battle. He has no equal to challenge His sovereignty.
Although we know this truth by the fact of history and the choice of faith, our experience in this life can make it seem like we are losing at times. Our limited perspective can create doubt and discouragement.
Allow me to encourage you in the Lord. If you are born again, you are on the winning side! God has revealed the last chapter of history. There is no doubt of how the future will end. God and His people are victorious!
Do you get discouraged by the craziness in the world? These simple but powerful truths will help you rise above it all and live for God.
Micah was a Judean prophet from the Southwest of Israel. He prophesied during the reigns of three kings – Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah.
Jotham was a good king, but did not remove the idolatrous high places.
Ahaz was a wicked king with a pro-Assyrian foreign policy. The Northern Kingdom was taken captive during his reign.
Hezekiah was a good king for most of his reign. His anti-Assyrian policies led to the siege of Jerusalem by Sennacherib.
Those were difficult days for the common people in Judea. They were harassed by the enemy, exploited by the rich (2:1-13), taken advantage of by their rulers (3:1-4), and distracted by the message of false prophets (3:5-8).
The key verse in this book is Micah 6:8.
Micah 6:8 “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; And what doth the Lord require of thee, But to do justly, and to love mercy, And to walk humbly with thy God?”
There were many reasons for the people of God to be discouraged, angry, depressed. Micah was encouraging the people to rise above the drama of the day.
Have you ever said something like, “I don’t know how much more of this I can take?” You are not alone. Here’s what the Bible says…
1 Corinthians 10:13
“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”
Everybody has bad days. It’s an expected part of life.
What if those bad days start to pile up? How do you respond when your load gets heavier week by week as trials keep coming with no end in sight?
Or what if you have an unthinkable tragedy invade your life. You thought you were ready for anything… but not this!
Both of those scenarios are a reality. Don’t think it won’t happen to you.
How you respond when you feel overwhelmed and wonder if you can go on will determine your longevity in God’s will. So many people jump out of the frying pan into the fire when things get tough. Their situation goes from bad to worse because they make foolish decisions under pressure.