Everyone has his or her unique temptation today. As a toddler, he was being attracted to a specific toy at that particular moment; because of this temptation, he almost ended up in a fight with his sibling. A little girl wants an ice popsicle badly, and she is being tempted to steal money from her mother. A university student runs out of ideas for writing an essay, he is tempted to plagiarise. On a business trip, a husband met a beautiful woman at a bar; in a place far away from home, he was faced with sexual temptation. Friends, what’s your temptation today?
The Bible talks about temptation, and Jesus Christ is the perfect example for us to learn how to overcome it. Before the commencement of his public ministry, Jesus Christ was tempted by the devil, and He overcame all these temptations by several biblical principles. Let’s ponder Luke 4:12–13.
12Jesus answered, “It is said: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’” 13When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time. (Luke 4:12–13 NIV)
Let’s pose a question to God. “Dear God, can You help me to overcome my temptation today?”
Let’s practice what you learnt. Pray that you can overcome your temptation today.
Let’s proclaim to others about your experiential knowledge. Share with a Christian your victory over temptation on a particular day.