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FLEE APPEARANCE OF TEMPTATION – Genesis

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Overcome Temptation, No Matter The Kind

(Passage: Genesis 39)

Fleeing from a dreadful situation comes naturally. Humans have the instinct to naturally flee from danger; we must also be able to teach ourselves to flee from every sort of temptation that endangers our spiritual life also.

Let’s learn from Joseph in the Bible who used his instinct to flee a pressing temptation. Potiphar’s wife invited Joseph to commit a sin with her, but he refused.

The young man rejected her offer and stated that he would prefer not to sin against God. He did not stand around to argue or give himself a time to reconsider the offer, rather, he fled.

Joseph said to Potiphar’s wife,

“… Look, my master does not know what is with me in the house, and he has committed all that he has to my hand. There is no one greater in this house than I, nor has he kept back anything from me but you, because you are his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (Genesis 39:8).

God’s Blessings Are For Those Who Overcome Temptation

Anyone who considers himself a true Christian ought to live a disciplined life. Such a person must be firm in rejecting sin and standing upright for God! He or she must understand and be able to decide what is good or bad, based on the word of God.

Indeed, God is ever willing to see his children maintaining the standard of righteousness at all times. He expects us to make him proud by avoiding any pit of temptation that Satan may introduce.

True children of God must be affirmative in their responses in saying “yes” or “no” as a situation may demand.

Meanwhile, Christians must be careful not to confuse outward behavior or an external appearance as a true reflection of holiness. True holiness comes from within, which eventually influences our outward behaviors.

Hence, it is imperative for a child of God to do the will of God at all times. God will reward every effort that is made in honor of his holiness standard.

Pray For God’s Power To Overcome Temptation

Dear God, please give me the strength to say “no” to sin and say “yes” to righteousness. Let your Holy Spirit empower me to satisfy your holiness standard at all times. Please help me to uphold the truth of your words, so that I can be worthy of your benefits in heaven. For in the name of Jesus Christ, I make my requests. Amen.

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JESUS FACES TEMPTATION

A Bible story series run about the life of Jesus Christ adapted from the book Who Was Jesus, Really? By James Taiwo.

JESUS THE MYSTERY MAN – Episode 4

In the previous post, we discussed Jesus’s preparation for his ministry (or purpose – as he called it) and how he went to meet John to baptize him. In this episode, we are going to discuss another major event of Jesus’s life as portrayed in the third chapter of the book “Who Was Jesus, Really? – Book One.” It is about his temptation. So how did it happen?

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Immediately, Jesus left John at River Jordan, the Holy Spirit that had descended on him in the form of a dove lead him into the wilderness where he was expected to fast and pray to prepare for his journey.

A purpose as big as his would require him to acquire more spiritual power; so there he was in the jungle for forty days and forty nights without food or water (that is, he went on forty days dry fasting).

Imagine living an entire day without food. Hard right? Well, Jesus did it for a good forty days! As anyone would predict, Jesus became extremely tired and hungry after those long forty days. The devil decided to tempt him based on his present condition.

The book one of “Who was Jesus Really?” Described the three temptations that Satan gave Jesus and how He (Jesus) was able to overcome Satan’s tricks through the word of God.

The Temptation

The devil took Jesus to a high mountain and showed him all the glory of the Earth. He said he was willing to give it all to Jesus if only Jesus would worship him. Can you see how smart the devil thinks he is?

Jesus quickly rebuked him and said,

“Get thee behind me, Satan! It is written, thou shall worship the lord your God, and him alone shall you serve.”

The devil still didn’t give up. He took Jesus to Jerusalem and set him on a pinnacle—a very high place—and told Jesus to jump. If he was really the son of God, the angels would not let him fall, but Jesus answered,

“Thou shall not tempt the Lord thy God!”

The devil knew he had lost and decided to leave Jesus alone for a while. Then the angels came and gave Jesus food and water. Phew!

Satan’s Intention

The devil tried Jesus’s hunger and thirst and his newly acquired power against him, but Jesus was spiritually smart.

He knew the commandment of God better than Satan. He also knew better than to allow any ego to take over.

Of course, there are many lessons to be taken from this short tale, the majority of which has already been identified in Chapter four of the book.

Perhaps the most important of them all is to understand the word of God as written in the Bible.

An inadequate understanding of the word of God can lead to devastating failure.

Lesson To Learn

If anyone wants to overcome every obstacle and live victoriously in this world of ours, it is necessary to keep God’s word at heart.

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