Temptation: Recognize the Source - Spiritual Growth Encouragement Series - Arnie Cole


Bible Verses: James 1:13-15

“And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, 'God is tempting me.' God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else. Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death."

Reflect and Respond:

Today is your day to PREP for temptation: P: pray for God's Strength. R: Reflect on God's Word. E: Envision your life as an overcomer. P: Praise God for His faithfulness.


Father, I want to live for You, not myself. Please help me to take every thought captive and focus on living in You. I ask for Your strength and wisdom against any temptation that comes my way today. I pray this in the name of Your Son, my Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

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Temptation is all around us. I must stay guarded against it. Thank you God for your strength, not mine.
Thank you for the uplifting encouragement I opening
I to want to live for God , I pray that he will strengthen my faith day by day Amen.
Lord help me to overcome my sinful actions and keep me nearer to thy cross
As Christ follower, we pray to the Lord Jesus for God's help to be on guard and look out for Satan schemes to temp us.
We must be on guard to recognize Satan and how he manipulates our thoughts to tempt us.
Yes it was very helpful ,only Satan temps people but I have Jesus to help me to resist the temptation.
Yes I did.
Thank you blessings upon all amen!!!!!!!
Thank you . So definitely need to remember and apply this daily.
Timely reminder to be alert and on guard! Thank you! Lord, strengthen me today to be on guard against the wiles of the devil in tempting me away from You. Help me to be resolute in my desires, thoughts and actions to stand firm and not yield. Thank You for Your love and faithfulness to all who call upon You!