Temptation: Run - Spiritual Growth Encouragement Series - Arnie Cole


Bible Verses: Genesis 39:12

“She came and grabbed him by his cloak, demanding, ‘Come on, sleep with me!’ Joseph tore himself away, but he left his cloak in her hand as he ran from the house."

Reflect and Respond:

God does not promise that resisting temptation will be easy, but he does promise to provide a way out. (1 Corinthians 10:13) Know that running from temptation isn’t being weak – it's being wise. Run and don’t look back! So, what have you learned about temptation lately?


Father, I trust that You will not let me be tempted beyond my ability. Help me be aware of Your presence in my times of temptation. Help me see Your way out so that I can honor You no matter what. Amen.

We look forward to your comments and questions below!

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Thanks you for this devotional today.
This should be our prayer.
Thank you Arnie for putting it so well I was looking searching for a biblical story just like you explained thank you
Lord Jesus, please keep my eyes fixed on You and not of the flesh; help me to resist the lust of the flesh, in Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
Thank you for this Arnie. "Running away" is the only escape from consequences ahead. Amen.
Amen! Thanks so much for this teaching, Arnie.
Amen and yes I found the video to be very helpful and I need to hear that
Yes because temptations are present everywhere
God is always able
A good run beats a bad stand any day.
There are so many ways to be tempted. Lord please protect us!
Father, lead us not into temptation.....but deliver us from evil. Amen
Yielding to temptation is sin, and it has consequences! Lord, thank You for Your love and guidance. Please help me in my moments of temptation not to give in but to run! Please give me Your wisdom and discernment for every situation.