What is Your Response to Temptations?
Text: Matthew 4:1
Then Jesus was led by the Spirit to the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
In our text today Jesus was tempted by the devil three times. Temptation is an unavoidable occurrence that occur to every man but our responses to it defines if we are have been rescued from the enslavement of sin or not, It leaves us with choices, therefore he who yield to it cannot say he was blindfolded.
From the above Scripture, we can see that it was the Spirit of God that led Jesus to the wilderness to be tempted.
But can you ponder on the word ‘to be tempted’. We could say why should the Spirit of God lead Jesus in order to be tempted? The Spirit of God leads every child of God everywhere we go but it is not the Spirit of God that tempt us, rather the devil and the lust (our desire) tempt us. As Scripture say’s in James 1:14 “But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.”
But how do we respond to temptation? Jesus use the word of God to defeat the devil at every attempt of the devil to tempt Him. This infers that we need to take the word as key priority in our life, since temptation is so close to us, the word of God should be much more closer to us.
As we journey through life, it is important for us to take His word as our daily companion in order to have daily victory as we navigate the journey of Life, the word of God is the sword that we need to defeat temptation, is the light that lighten our path from the temptation that hides in darkness.
Josiah 8:1 reads – this book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth, but thou shall meditate therein day and night, that thou may observe to do according to all that is written therein. Then you will be prosperous and have good success.
The word of God is the strength behind every successful Christian. It shield us from every temptation and fiery darts of the enemy. Decide to make His word your daily companion.
Author: Esther Oloruntoba