JAMES 1.13-17 TESTS AND TEMPTATION PART 4 JOB

19Jul

James 1:13 Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.  14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. 15 Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death. 16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.

 In this section of scripture we are taking another deeper look at Temptation by looking at what happened to Job and how he reacted.  A temptation is a test that is reacted to in a wrong manner.  God Tests us, the devil tempts us.  God wants us to become better people, the devil wants us to become bitter people.  We are taking a several message long look at who is tempted, why we are tempted and how to handle it.  I hope you will listen to all of these because the Bible says we are all tempted, just as all are tested.  The question is how will you react and do you know how to overcome the struggle we all have in this area?  If you don’t, please stay with us for this whole series because God wants us all to know how to deal with this area or we will never become the Christians that God wants us to become.

Principles To Live By and How To Deal With Temptation

  1. Be Saved - John 3:16-21, Romans 3:23, 6:23, Romans 10:9-11, Ephesians 2:8-10,

John 5:6 When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?  Colossians 2:10 - You are made whole (complete) in Christ

  1. Fear God - Psalms 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever. Deut 13:4

Ec 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, For this is man's all.Matthew 10:28 - Don't fear man. Galatians 6:7-8 whatever you sow, you reap

  1. Purpose in our heart to Follow God - Daniel 1:8, 3:3 - They knew what they were going to do before they ever got to the place of temptation. Daniel 6:7-24 (when he was in the Lion's Den)

Joshua 24:15 "And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."Job 31.1 I have made a covenant with my eyes that I would not look on a young woman

  1. Hide the Word of God in our Heart - Ps. 119:9-11, When Jesus was Tempted, He used the Word in Matthew Chapter 4 to fight the devil (verse 4, verse 7, verse 10)
  2. Bring every thought captive/Change the Channel of our mind 2 Corinthians 10:3-5, Phil 4:8-9

James 1:13 Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.  14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed.  15 Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.  Sin starts as a thought in our mind that we allow to turn into lust

  1. Avoid Bad Company - 1Cor 15:33 Be not deceived: Evil companionships corrupt good morals
  2. Run away - Genesis 39:6 -12 (Joseph ran away)

1Corinthians 6:18 Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.

 1Corinthians 10:14 Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.

2Timothy 2:22  Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

  1. Be Content with what you have - 1Ti 6:6 -11 Now godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

Psalms 37:16 A little that a righteous man has is better than the riches of many wicked.

Proverbs15:16 Better is a little with the fear of the LORD, Than great treasure with trouble.

Being content is not having all you want, but wanting all you have

  1. Put on the whole armor of God - Ephesians 6:10-18 - Start the day out right
  2. Watch and Pray - Eph - 6:18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints--

Matthew 26:41 "Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." - Peter did not watch and pray (he fell asleep), so he ran away, tried to kill Malchus, and denied Christ 3 times - see Matthew 26:40-75

1Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

  1. Don't be Deceived - James 1:16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. Devil promises the good life, but God has it

 Mark 8:36 "For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?

   John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. Have you trusted Him as your Savior? He can Save you if You ask Him based on His death, burial, and resurrection for your sins. Believe in Him for forgiveness of your sins today.

“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”  -John 8:32

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