How well do you face temptation?

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How well do you face temptation?

Then the Devil took him to Jerusalem, to the highest point of the Temple, and said, “If you are the Son of God, jump off! For the Scriptures say, ‘He orders his angels to protect you, and they will hold you with their hands to keep you from striking your foot on the stone.'” Jesus responded, “The Scriptures also say, ‘Do not test the Lord your God.'”

Matthew 4:5-7 NLT

Facing Temptation

Know this: you are not the first [to be tempted], nor will you be the last. And do not despair; it doesn’t indicate that you are failing spiritually.

The fact is, it indicates that you are on the right track. You might be surprised to learn that it even happened to Jesus.

After the dove came the devil.

After the blessing came the trial.

Immediately following His baptism, Jesus marched into the wilderness to be tempted. Yet Jesus, as our champion and representative, met Satan face-to-face — and won. We can both share in His victory and follow His example. [See Matthew 4, Luke 4]

Greg Laurie, Breakfast with Jesus
(Tyndale House Publishers) p 7

Content is derived from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation and other publications of Tyndale Publishing House

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