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Weekly Wisdom: Overcoming Temptation

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Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.

Matthew 4:1
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Have you ever faced temptation and veered off God’s path for you? Let's reflect on Jesus’ experience in the wilderness to gain insights to help us navigate temptation and avoid future mistakes.

Temptation after triumphs: The devil often attacks after spiritual highs or victories. Just as Jesus faced temptation after His baptism and affirmation by God, we must remain vigilant after moments of triumph.

Deceptive temptations: Temptations can be subtle and seemingly harmless. The devil’s suggestion to turn stones into bread seemed harmless, but it was an attempt to make Jesus act independently of God. We must know that even a small rebellion can lead us to the wrong path.

Avoid testing God: By truly understanding God’s teachings, we can avoid testing His power and goodness and falling prey to the devil’s schemes. Instead, we must wholeheartedly trust in His plan. Jesus set a powerful example by upholding The Word and refusing to give in to bypass suffering. This underscores the significance of remaining steadfast in our convictions and resisting the urge to compromise for temporary success or happiness.

Jesus refused to compromise with the devil’s plan and stayed committed to God’s divine plan, even though it involved suffering. What’s your plan to overcome the temptation that will come?

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Father, we thank You for Jesus’ example as He faced the devil in the wilderness and conquered every temptation. Please teach us to walk with You and overcome when the devil tries to lead us astray. Help us be sensitive and alert when temptations arise. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

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