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Thought and Prayer for Friday, December 6, 2019

Friday, December 06, 2019

December 6, 2019 RESIST!!

We are all tempted. Daily. We sometimes fall into our own daily habits of doing wrong. Other times, the devil hits us when we are weak hoping we will give into temptation. Being good stewards of God means we are to prepare for temptations just as Jesus did. Reading Luke 4:1-13 will show us exactly what Jesus did. He resisted. He quoted Scripture. The devil left Him and Jesus didn’t sin. Preparation from reading God’s word will help us be good stewards for God and resist temptations so we can do His will.

SCRIPTURE:
Luke 4:13 “When the devil had finished tempting Jesus, he left him until the next opportunity came.” (NLT)

ACTION STEPS:
1. Write how you have been tempted.
2. List what you have done to resist temptations.
3. Know God wants you to use His word to resist.
4. Stay in God’s word and prepare now so you can resist your next temptation.

PRAYER:
Dear Lord, we know we cannot be good stewards for You if we are giving in to temptations. We know the devil is ready and seeking anyone he can devour. We know You want us to be alert and clearheaded and use Your word to resist the devil so he will flee from us. Help us to prepare daily so we can recognize when we are being tempted and we can be ready to resist. Help us, we pray. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

REMEMBER:
We all have temptations in life. But God is faithful and will show us a way out if we believe and trust in Him.

1 Corinthian 10:13 “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.” (NLT)

God wants us to be protected using His word to help us steer away from temptations in this world.

1 Thessalonians 5:8 “But let us who live in the light be clearheaded, protected by the armor of faith and love, and wearing as our helmet the confidence of our salvation.” (NLT)

1 Peter 5:8 “Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.” (NLT)

FOCUS:
James 4:7 “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (NIV)

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