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March 1, 2012 / compassioninpolitics

Bible Verses on Fleeing Temptation

In several places the Bible tells us the best way to resist temptation is to flee from it (1 Corinthians 6:18; 1 Corinthians 10:14; 1 Timothy 6:11; 2 Timothy 2:22).

Obviously the stories of temptation in the Bible are helpful as well. David is the one that comes to mind, Jesus’s 40 days in the garden, and the stories against sin (Israelites, Babylon, Ninevah)

I thought these might also be helpful:

When in doubt…aim for purity:
Titus 2:11-14 “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.”

God is with us in temptation and provides a way out:
1 Corinthians 10:13 “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”

With Gods help we can be effective against temptation:
James 4:7 “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

We are re-newed as Christians:
2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

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