Category Archives: temptation

are you a disciple of Jesus too?

John 18:17-18 John 18:17 Then the slave-girl doorkeeper said to Peter, “You aren’t one of this man’s disciples too, are you?” “I am not.” he said. John 18:18 Now the slaves and the officers had made a charcoal fire, because … Continue reading

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shaken, to strengthen

devotional post # 2067 Luke 22:31-34 Luk 22:31 “Simon, Simon, notice, Satan has asked about you, to shake you like wheat in a sieve, Luk 22:32 but I have prayed for you that your faith may not die out. And … Continue reading

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a healthy eye

WHAT DIRECTION ARE YOU HEADED? Luke 11:33-36 Luke 11:33 “No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a hidden place or under a basket, but on a lamp-stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke … Continue reading

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no one in his right mind

Luke 4:9-13 Luk 4:9 Then the devil brought him to Jerusalem, had him stand on the highest point of the temple, and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, Luk 4:10 because … Continue reading

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forsaking daily bread

Luke 4:1-4 Luk 4:1 Then Jesus, who was full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan River and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, Luk 4:2 During this forty days he was being tempted by the devil. … Continue reading

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end point

1 Corinthians 10:13-15 1Co 10:13 A temptation has not taken you unless it is human. God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond your ability, but he will also make an end point with the temptation, … Continue reading

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fire, salt, and peace

Mark 9:49-50 49 “Because everyone will be salted with this fire. 50 Salt is good; but if salt has become saltless, what can you season it with? Have salt among yourselves, and live at peace with one another.” fire, salt, … Continue reading

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removing the stumbling blocks

Mark 9:43-48 43 If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life maimed than to have two hands and to go to Gehenna, to the unquenchable fire. 44[1] 45 And if … Continue reading

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seeing, hearing and remembering

Mark 8:14-21 14 They had forgotten to take bread; so they had only one loaf with them in the boat. 15 And he gave orders to them, saying, “Watch out– beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast … Continue reading

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no short cuts

Matthew 4:8-12 8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will … Continue reading

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