For forty days, Jesus Christ engaged in a period of fasting and prayer. The devil enticed him in numerous ways while he was starving and in need of sustenance. In Matthew 4:311 it is described how Jesus triumphed. We'll concentrate on how the devil tempts Christians today in relation to Jesus' temptations and how to resist them.
1. Sexual Wants The temptations we experience from the devil always align with our most recent wants. For instance, Jesus was tempted to change stones into food as his first temptation. Jesus was hungry, yet the devil could see that he was the Son of God. As a result, the temptation to change stones into bread was motivated by a desire for fleshly lusts, in this case, nourishment. Solution: In response, Jesus Christ told the devil that people should not survive on food alone but rather on the words of God. It is also vital to walk in the spirit in order to not give in to the desires of the flesh (Galatians 5:16).
Doubting God The devil led Jesus to the pinnacle of the temple and advised him to fall to the ground because God would send the angels to catch him. This temptation, according to Jesus, is evidence from God that he is mistaken. Solution: Despite God's strength, we shouldn't put him to the test.
3. Faith in God People are required to worship the devil. However, only God should be the object of worship. The third temptation had the devil telling Jesus that if he submitted to him and worshiped him, he would provide him access to all of the world's treasures. The devil will continue to utilize earthly things to lure Christians' focus away from God. As Christians, we shouldn't place a higher priority on material wealth than on God because doing so is considered idolatry. The solution is to be steadfast in our faith and always be devoted to God.
In conclusion, the devil tempts us in several ways, but we must constantly stay firm in the Lord. Knowing God's Word will give us the power to resist most temptations. Paul further states that we cannot be tempted beyond our capacity in 1 Corinthians 10:13 and that there is always a way out of any temptation.
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