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Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows
(John 16:33; NLT).
1. God tests us,
But he doesn’t tempt us,
But he doesn’t lure.
2. He shows us
Jesus’ ways of coping,
So we learn
How to endure.
3. Temptation comes
When our desires entice,
Then drag, us
To the place
4. Where they give birth
To sinful acts —
But God helps us resist,
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me
(Philippians 4:13; NKJV).
1. He tests me (Job 23:10; NLT).
[He] tests the heart and mind (Jeremiah 11:20; ESV).
When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone (James 1:13; NIV).
2. For Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness, see: Matthew 4:1-11; NLT.
He was oppressed and treated harshly, yet he never said a word. He was led like a lamb to the slaughter. And as a sheep is silent before the shearers, he did not open his mouth (Isaiah 53:7; NLT).
The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure (1 Corinthians 10:13; NLT).
3. Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away (James 1:14; NLT).
4. These desires give birth to sinful actions (James 1:15; NLT).
Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm (Ephesians 6:13; NASB).
My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9; NLT).