Life Issues
Overcoming Temptation
Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
Feb 27, 2018

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Do not become discouraged when you feel that the world is hopeless. The world can be changed for good, and God will give you the strength to stand up for His Truth. God will reward you when you speak the Truth to those who are in error. God will reward you when you maintain godly living in an ungodly culture. God will reward you when you fully trust Him and strive for spiritual integrity no matter what circumstances you face.

Trust that God will give you the strength to overcome the temptations of the world.

Trust that God will help you to withstand the forces of evil in any situation. Trust that God will give you the strength to overcome the temptations of the world. "For the grace of God that has appeared offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say ‘No' to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age" (Titus 2:11-12).

What diet do you feed upon? Are you feasting on unclean spiritual food, as the Babylonians did? Or are you following Daniel's example, keeping your soul healthy by feeding on God's Word? To combat the evil of this world, you need a steady diet of God's Word. "Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil" (Hebrews 5:13-14).

Prayer: God, I pray that Your Spirit would convict and motivate me to seek Your Truth in Scripture every day. Give me the strength to overcome temptation. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

"Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted" (Hebrews 2:18).