Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
Satan is always trying to separate us from God. What specific ways does Satan use to tempt you?
1 John 2 defines some of Satan’s favourite strategies:
- loving the things of the world
- pride in what we have and do
How are you tempted in these areas??
The book of Matthew tells us of the time when Jesus is tempted just as we are. But Jesus withstands the temptation - and in doing so he:
- reminds us of the forgiveness we have for the areas in our life where we have been successfully tempted
- reminds us of the power of the Holy Spirit to withstand temptations
Ask God to forgive you for the sins in your life. And be reminded of God’s great love for you which gives you His complete and divine forgiveness. Ask for the Holy Spirit to help you to withstand the temptations that you face.