Undivided: Winning the Battle with TemptationFebruary 12, 2023
February 12, 2023 AM
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Undivided: Winning the Battle with Temptation
Temptation is anything that influences you to God. Temptation is an opportunity to accomplish a thing in a way.
The word for “trials” has the basic meaning of trying, testing, proving, or temptation. It can have positive, negative, or neutral connotations (depending on the context).
In verses 1-12, James speaks of on the outside.
In verses 13-27, James speaks of on the inside.
James describes the process of sin in four stages:
Stage 1: (v. 14)
Stage 2: (vv. 14, 16)
Stage 3: (v. 15)
Stage 4: (v. 15)
James provides steps for resisting temptation:
Step 1: Do not be deceived. Think with the in mind.
Step 2: Do not be deceived. If it’s good and perfect, God will it.
Step 3: Do not be deceived. Good is always good, regardless of .
Step 4: Do not be deceived. The are born from above and have His nature.