For It Is Written

 

You will be tempted
again and again
but remember you
can say

what is written
in My word
and send the devil
away.

You establish Your word in me when I am being tempted.

“Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. Then Jesus said to him, ‘Away with you, Satan ! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ Then the devil left Him and behold, Angels came and ministered to Him.” Matthew 4:1,10,11 NKJV

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Temptations

“When He came to the place, He said to them, ‘Pray that you may not enter into temptation.’.”  Luke 22:40 NJKV

I’ve been told that it is not a sin to be tempted.

Thank You,  Lord,  for knowing what our temptations would be and teaching us how to pray concerning them.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Take this cup from me
if it be Your will

yet not my will
but Yours be done

that I may not enter
into temptation

but turn away
unto the Son.

God bless you as you turn away from temptation and to Him today!  

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Save Yourself

“Then two robbers were crucified with Him, one on the right and another on the left.

And those who passed by blasphemed Him, wagging their heads

and saying, ‘You who destroy the temple and build it in three days, save Yourself!  If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross.’ ”  Matthew 27:38-40 NKJV

The temptation was great for Jesus to save Himself . .. and for us to save ourselves too.

Thank You, Lord, for dying and rising again according to God’s will and plan.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

“Save yourself”
temptation prods
“take heed
and don’t delay.”

But One calls me
to die to self
and live with Him
this day.

God bless you as you let Him do the saving today!

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Before Bathsheba

“Now it came to pass in the spring of the year, at the time when kings go out to battle, that David sent Joab and his servants with him, and all Israel . . .But David remained at Jerusalem.”  2 Samuel 11:1

We are deceived into thinking we’re alone.

Lord, may I not lose my awareness of just how close You are.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Still With You

I am within you and with you
I give My Spirit so you know

that I’ll never, ever leave you
this is truth and always so

for when temptation tugs you
in thought or word or deed

you are still in My presence
turn to Me and let Me lead.

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