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What are the 3 most powerful temptations that we have to overcome?

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On ‎7‎/‎7‎/‎2018 at 11:37 AM, Yowm said:

I believe Scripture wraps it up with these three...

1 John 2:16 NASBS
[16] For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.

What makes us sin?

James 1:13-15 NASBS
[13] Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am being tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone. [14] But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust. [15] Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death.

 

 

Right on point, they are the weak links, that Satan looks for to find a opening and bring us down. We have to resist the temptation and sin which follows, God requires that we overcome as scripture teaches, and not dwell in Satan's domain, and stay addicted to what destroys and corrupts. So what is it that we have to, with Gods help, and overcome? Scripture makes it clear:

1 John 2:15-17 King James Version (KJV)

15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.


The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life are the three paths to temptation which Satan uses to bring us into bondage of iniquity.

Lust is an intense longing, and can be a lust for anything. Satan uses our own weaknesses, and desires against us, to make us fall. Satan probes and brings vices to test us, till he learns your weak points, then brings great pressure on our feelings and many levels of temptation till causes us to fall. Here is what scripture has on the lust of the flesh:

Galatians 5:19-21 King James Version (KJV)

19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

If these things are found in us, we will not be able to come before God or inherit eternal life in His Kingdom.
Now what about the lust of the eyes, what is that? This is simply a temptation to do the sin, which we allow to grow or partake of in our heart and mind, even if we haven't committed the actual deed. Here is what scripture has on the lust of the eyes?

Matthew 5:28

But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

Now what is pride of life? It is a desire of excess greatness or power that seems to invade our lives constantly. Pride of life is what made Lucifer turn from God and follow the path of deception and sin. So what does scripture teach us on the pride of life?

Matthew 4:1-11 King James Version (KJV)

1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.
3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
4 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.
5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,
6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

Scripture shows that Christ was tempted with the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, yet He did not sin. With His help, we can overcome.

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Personally: the desire to date/marry someone, following sports, and being with friends.

Funny, resisting temptations and pursuing with those with a pure heart for God was part of today's bible study.

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On 7/7/2018 at 10:37 AM, Yowm said:

I believe Scripture wraps it up with these three...

1 John 2:16 NASBS
[16] For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.

What makes us sin?

James 1:13-15 NASBS
[13] Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am being tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone. [14] But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust. [15] Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death.

 

 

Well done!

That's why we should carefully guard our ear and eye gates and what goes in them. Garbage in garbage out (GIGO). How does boasting and pride express itself? With the strongest and sharpest organ of the human body, the tongue.

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On 7/8/2018 at 7:25 AM, shiloh357 said:

Barbecue, gun ranges, and chocolate.

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Knowledge , freedom , power , stuff , recognition 

oops that's 5

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