5 Ways to Overcome Temptation
5. Fill your mind with God’s word
You have a direct line to the truth! If there were ever a charge given to Christians, it surely would be to know more Scripture. Knowing God’s Word inside and out should be a primary objective for every Christian, because having a good handle on Scripture is essential to tackle our temptations. When Jesus withstood the devil’s tricks, He did so each time by responding with a verse from Scripture. And there’s no other way to be able to quote the Word at any given moment than by reading the Bible every single day and letting it permeate your being. Like listening to your favorite song over and over again, daily time in God’s Word will get it into your heart and mind and come out of your mouth in the most critical situations. We know this is a system that works, because Christ was “tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin” (Hebrews 4:15). To read more, check out Pastor Dudley Rutherford’s new book God Has an App for That!