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Temptation, resisting

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Being tempted is not in itself a sin. Sin arises when believers give in to temptation. Scripture urges believers to resist temptation, and gives them encouragement to face it.

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Encouragement to those facing temptation

James 1:12 KJV 1900
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
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Finding in God and his word resources to overcome temptation

Daniel 11:32 KJV 1900
And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.
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Practical suggestions for overcoming temptation

Overcoming temptation through prayer

Matthew 26:41 KJV 1900
Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
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Overcoming temptation through personal discipline

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Encouragements to resist temptation

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Examples of those who did not give in to temptation

Job 1:22 KJV 1900
In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.
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Jesus Christ resisted temptation

Matthew 4:4 KJV 1900
But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
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