For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.”Hebrews 2:18
We must come to know and accept that for as long as we are on earth, temptations will come. We see throughout the scriptures that hardly was there a man that God used mightily that was not tempted at one point or the other. Even Jesus was tempted and that’s why we rejoice for we do not have a high priest that cannot be touched by the feelings of our infirmities. Heb.4.15 – For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Hallelujah!
1Corinthians 10:13 -lets us know that God would not allow us to face temptations that we don’t have the capacity to overcome.
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
This means temptations are not meant to suck us in, we are designed to overcome. Our victory is not in and of ourselves, we must rely on the faithfulness of God and his power that works in us because the Spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.
One of the ways by which we overcome temptations is through the word of God. Bible tells us that he has given all things that pertain to life and godliness, the word of God is complete and meets our every needs. We are not without help. The first part of 2Pet 2:9 says The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations.
We see Jesus responding and countering the devil with scriptures. Study God’s word, know God’s word and use God’s word. Matthew 4.
Prayer is another way through which we overcome temptation. Matthew 26:41 says. Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. So we must strengthen the flesh in prayers. In prayers receive strength to stand in the day of adversity.
Many Christians act as if they are powerless against earthly temptations. It’s easy for us to come up with excuses for why we do things. And it’s good for us to remember that all our sins are forgiven (Colossians 2:13–14). But we should not forget that Christ has won the victory over sin (Romans 7:24–25). The Lord forgives our sins and empowers us to overcome our fleshly desires. Jesus came that we may have life and have it abundantly (John 10:10). That abundant life is not found in sin but in obedience to the Lord.