Where to turn when tempted
(Luke4:1-13). If Jesus experienced temptation, we will too. So, when you are enticed by the enemy, where should you turn? What should you do?
Jesus is our example. Three times he responded to the devil by quoting Scripture (Luke 4:4, 8, and 12). God's word was in Jesus' mind and heart. When tempted he spoke it aloud.
God's truth guided and empowered Jesus safely through temptation, and it will do the same for us.
So, abide in the word every day. Memorize Scripture. Hide it in your heart. Internalize it. Say it aloud often - especially when you feel the tug toward temptation.
The "word of God" is "the sword of the Spirit" that we can use to triumph when the enemy attacks Ephesians 6:17).
Get ready for combat. Make sure "the sword of the Spirit" is in your heart and hand!