Temptations and help

Temptations are just a part of life. Adam and Eve were tempted and sinned. Jesus was tempted and did not sin. Every person who has walked on this earth has been tempted too.

There are number of truths in the Bible about temptation.

1. God is not the source of temptation

James 1:13 says, “ And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else.

2. Our desires are the source of temptation

James 1:14 lets us know where temptation comes from. “ Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away.”

3. God gives us strength to endure temptation

1 Corinthians‬ ‭10:13 tells us, “The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.”

4. God bless us when we endure temptation

James 1:12 says, “God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

Temptation is a part of life we need to accept. The good news is that God promises to help us stand strong and overcome temptation. When we do, He promises to bless us.

God Bless,
Dave