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Vibrant Hope – God Cannot Tempt with Evil

Thursday 6/13/2024

James 1:12-13 (NKJV) 12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. 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.

These verses stress that enduring trials and temptations can lead to spiritual growth and, ultimately, a reward from God. It also highlights that God does not tempt people with evil.

Types of temptations can come in various forms, including, but not limited to, the temptation to sin, to doubt God, to give in to worldly desires, and to compromise one’s faith.

To overcome temptations, one should rely on God’s strength, seek accountability and support from fellow believers, avoid situations that may lead to temptation, and consistently seek God’s guidance through prayer and studying His Word.

Here are some recommendations and prayer points to help overcome temptations:

  • Pray for the strength and wisdom to resist temptations (1 Corinthians 10:13).
  • Seek accountability and support from other believers (James 5:16).
  • Avoid situations or influences that may lead to temptation (Matthew 26:41).
  • Meditate on Scripture and fill your mind with God’s truth (Psalm 119:11).
  • Pray for discernment and the ability to recognize and resist temptations when they arise (Ephesians 6:10-18).

Remember, overcoming temptations requires relying on God’s power and a commitment to living in alignment with His will.

By Pastor AK Mannah

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