Don’t Let Temptation Trap You!

“But people are tempted when their own evil desire leads them away and traps them. This desire leads to sin, and then the sin grows and brings death.”
‭‭James‬ ‭1:14-15‬ ‭NCV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/105/jas.1.14-15.ncv

“Our sinful selves want what is against the Spirit, and the Spirit wants what is against our sinful selves. The two are against each other, so you cannot do just what you please.”
‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:17‬ ‭NCV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/105/gal.5.17.ncv

“Do not be shaped by this world; instead be changed within by a new way of thinking. Then you will be able to decide what God wants for you; you will know what is good and pleasing to him and what is perfect.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:2‬ ‭NCV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/105/rom.12.2.ncv

“So I tell you: Live by following the Spirit. Then you will not do what your sinful selves want.”
‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:16‬ ‭NCV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/105/gal.5.16.ncv

“Control yourselves and be careful! The devil, your enemy, goes around like a roaring lion looking for someone to eat.”
‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭5:8‬ ‭NCV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/105/1pe.5.8.ncv

“The only temptation that has come to you is that which everyone has. But you can trust God, who will not permit you to be tempted more than you can stand. But when you are tempted, he will also give you a way to escape so that you will be able to stand it.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭10:13‬ ‭NCV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/105/1co.10.13.ncv

“When people are tempted, they should not say, “God is tempting me.” Evil cannot tempt God, and God himself does not tempt anyone.”
‭‭James‬ ‭1:13‬ ‭NCV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/105/jas.1.13.ncv

“The wrong things the sinful self does are clear: being sexually unfaithful, not being pure, taking part in sexual sins, worshiping gods, doing witchcraft, hating, making trouble, being jealous, being angry, being selfish, making people angry with each other, causing divisions among people, feeling envy, being drunk, having wild and wasteful parties, and doing other things like these. I warn you now as I warned you before: Those who do these things will not inherit God’s kingdom.”
‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:19-21‬ ‭NCV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/105/gal.5.19-21.ncv

“So give yourselves completely to God. Stand against the devil, and the devil will run from you.”
‭‭James‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭NCV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/105/jas.4.7.ncv

“My dear children, I write this letter to you so you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have a helper in the presence of the Father—Jesus Christ, the One who does what is right. He died in our place to take away our sins, and not only our sins but the sins of all people.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭2:1-2‬ ‭NCV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/105/1jn.2.1-2.ncv

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: