Welcome to the war!
True strength – you have a King who can defeat Satan and defeat temptation
- Can Jesus trust the Father with his physical needs?
- Can Jesus trust the Father to lead his work?
- Can Jesus trust the Father on a long lonely difficult path?
Jesus as a model (Understanding God’s big plan vs. devotional reading)
- Temptation starts with doubting God
- Don’t make your appetite your god (the temptation to go low)
- Don’t test God (the temptation to go high) Make it happen vs “God’s
methods in God’s time will achieve God’s purposes”
- Don’t sell out
- Temptation finishes! (not by giving in)
Some motivation in this battle:
- Understand the consequences of losing – sin is not a good master
- Look to Jesus who has true strength and walks beside you