Temptation

Two Kinds of Temptation

  • Testing, trying – that which comes from without
  • Desire, lust – that which comes from within

Results of Temptation

  • Testing – James 1:2-4
  • Desire – James 1:13-15

Truths About Temptation – 1 Corinthians 10:13

How to Overcome

  • Be on the alert – 1 Peter 5:8
  • Avoid bad situations/company – Proverbs 5:3-8; 1 Corinthians 15:33
  • Don’t dwell on evil things – Philippians 4:8
  • Be busy doing good – 1 Timothy 5:13
  • Remember the word of God – Matthew 4:1-10
  • Trust in God that His way is best – Proverbs 3:5
  • Keep your eye on the goal – Colossians 3:1-2; Hebrews 12:1-3

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