3 of Satan's Tricks

3 of Satan's Tricks and How to Overcome them (Luke 4:1-13)

Have you ever thought of making deliberate plans to overcome temptation? Christ's temptation in Luke 4:1-13 is a good place to start.

    1. Christ was alone, fasting, and ready to launch his ministry.

    2. Satan tried to get Jesus to make selfish choices instead of submitting to God’s plans.

    3. Satan misused Scripture but Jesus responded with the correct use of Scripture.
      So what can we learn?
        1. Satan likes to tempt us when we're vulnerable: hungry, sick, tired or preparing for important ministry.

        2. We should question decisions that place more emphasis on our personal desires than God's will (Matthew 16:24).

        3. We should be aware that Satan twists Scripture. The better we know Scripture the less likely we'll be deceived (2 Timothy 2:15).

          If there are areas where you've repeatedly given in to temptation, pray today about making a plan for success.
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          3 of Satan's Tricks and How to Overcome them (Luke 4:1-13)

          5 comments:

          1. This is true. Getting rest, being well fed (unless on a Spirit led fast) are good ways to defend ourselves from falling...

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          2. Love this. Simple and to the point and it speaks to everyone! Very helpful! thank you

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          3. Excellent, especially #3. That was the most surprising thing to me about becoming a Christian (have only identified as a Christian for less than two years)--that whatever might be bothering me, or that I had questions about, the solution could always be found in my Bible, I just had to make time to read it every day. Initially it was a little like the Twilight Zone for me. Because I would say, "GOD, I am having a problem with such-and-such, could you please guide me on this?" and then I would open my Bible and it was almost like HE would say, "Well, it's funny that you asked, because I have the answer right here." And oftentimes the answers are NOT what you want to hear, but like a loving, corrective Father, he points out when you are headed in the wrong direction.

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          4. That's great. Thank for these timely reminders

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          5. That's great. Thank for these timely reminders

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