WORD TO PONDER: FLEE TEMPTATION 7/15/07
Beloved you have been browbeaten by the condemnation of
temptation for too long. It is not a sin to be tempted.
But it is a sin to feed and nurture that temptation
through your thoughts and actions. You are tempted when
you are drawn away by your own desires and enticed. If
you nurture that desire, it will birth sin which brings
forth the fruit of death.
When you are tempted first draw near and submit to Me.
I will give you mercy and grace in your time of need.
Then resist the devil, turn your back and flee
temptation, for I will always provide a way of escape.
1 Cor 10:13 NKJV
No temptation has overtaken you except such as is
common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow
you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the
temptation will also make the way of escape, that you
may be able to bear it.
Heb 2:17-18 NKJV
Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His
brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High
Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation
for the sins of the people. 18 For in that He Himself
has suffered, being tempted , He is able to aid those
who are tempted .
Heb 4:15-16 NKJV
For we do not have a High Priest who cannot
sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points
tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore
come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain
mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
James 1:12-15 NKJV
Blessed is the man who endures temptation ; for when
he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life
which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. 13
Let no one say when he is tempted , "I am tempted by
God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He
Himself tempt anyone. 14 But each one is tempted when he
is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. 15 Then,
when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and
sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.
2 Tim 2:21-22 NKJV
Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter,
he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for
the Master, prepared for every good work. Flee also
youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love,
peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure
1 Cor 6:18-20 NKJV
Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is
outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality
sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your
body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you,
whom you have from God, and you are not your own?
James 4:7-10 NKJV
Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will
flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to
you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your
hearts, you double-minded. Lament and mourn and weep!
Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to
gloom. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and
He will lift you up.