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Things That Devil Targets In Life Of a Christian And How To Overcome

Jesus Christ was in a season of prayer and fasting for forty days. He was hungry and needed food when the devil tempted him in various ways. Matthew 4:311 tells how Jesus was able to overcome. Today we will focus on how the devil tempts Christians about Jesus' temptations and how to overcome them.  1. Carnal Desires   When the devil tempts us, the temptations always match our new desires. For example, Jesus' first temptation was to turn stones into bread. The devil saw that Jesus was hungry and yet he was the Son of God. Hence the temptation to turn stones into bread had an inclination to the lusts of the flesh, which in this case was food.  Remedy: Jesus Christ answered by telling the devil that man should not live by bread alone, but by the word that comes out of the mouth of God. In order not to satisfy the desires of the flesh, it is necessary to also walk in the spirit (Galatians 5:16).  

2. Testing God  The devil took Jesus to the top of the temple and told him to throw himself down because God would send the angels to save him from falling to the ground. Jesus referred to this temptation as proof from God that he is wrong. Remedy: Although God is powerful, we should not put God to the test.  3. Loyalty to God  The devil demands worship from people. Worship, however, should be directed only to God. At the third temptation, the devil told Jesus to bow down and worship him, and he would give him all the riches. of the world. The devil will always use worldly things to distract Christians and divert their attention from God. As Christians, we should not value the riches of the world more than God because that is considered idolatry.  The remedy is to always be faithful to God and remain united to him without wavering in our faith.   

To sum up, the devil tempts us in many ways, but we must always be strong in the Lord. Knowledge of God's Word will help us overcome most temptations. Furthermore, Paul explains in 1 Corinthians 10:13 that we cannot be tempted beyond our strength and that in every temptation there is always a way out.

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