Overcoming temptation through prayer – Prayer for October 20. Being exposed to temptations was and is still a serious problem at the beginning of human history. Whether you like it or not, we all have to deal with it. In Luke 17:1 Jesus says, “There will always be temptations.”
Bible Verse for Today
“And he said to his disciples, “Temptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come! It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin. Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.” (Luke 17:1-4)
But why do we have to deal with temptations? Because it strengthens our faith and our spirit. If we did not have to withstand the temptation, we would never know how strong we are spiritually at all. In order to become spiritually strong, it is important to pass all kinds of trials.
In Luke 4 we read that the devil tried Jesus to find a weak spot to tackle. But Jesus stood firm and defeated the devil. Do it like Jesus when he was tempted: He prayer to Almighty and Loving Father. Jesus asked the Father if He could be spared from the cup of suffering He was about to drink.
God knew Jesus would pass the trial. He knows that following the example of Jesus, we will overcome the temptation and pass many of our trials. As Luke 22:40 says, “Pray that you do not enter into temptation.” It should be our daily prayer.
Prayer for Today – Overcoming Temptation through Prayer
God, thank you for showing me how to resist the temptations of the enemy. I know that when temptations come, I need to follow the Word of God, pray for your help and meet all trials with your truth. God, teach us to stay strong and to overcome temptations. Lord, help us do not enter into temptation. We pray in the name of Jesus, Amen.
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