This is a subsidiary post to Against Righteousness.
Subsidiary posts (temptation works by these things):
- Desires (i.e., fleshly desire)
- Worry, Anxiety, Fear
Matthew 4:1 – “…to be tempted by the devil.”
Matthew 4:3 – “And the tempter came and said to Him…” – There is a tempter…and it is not God (see James 1:13-15 below).
Matthew 6:13 – Our daily prayer should address the subject of temptation.
Luke 8:13 – “…they believe for a while, and in time of temptation fall away.” – The Matthew 13:21 and Mark 4:17 versions of this point in the parable of the sower and the seed, in place of “time of temptation,” both say, in identical words, “when affliction or persecution arises because of the word.” – The Parable of the Sower
Galatians 6:1 – We can be tempted even while we are attempting to do something good.
1 Thessalonians 3:5 – The tempter tempts.
James 1:13 – “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.”
James 1:14 – “But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust.”
James 1:15 – “Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death.” – Therefore, see also Lust and Sin. See also By What Means Does Sin Seek to Pull Us Away from the Will of God?.