This article explains that Christ's victory over the devil in the temptation narrative was his initial victory, after which he went around Israel casting out demons. This was how the Lord Jesus was "binding" the devil. Christ is the last Adam and true Israel, coming to take possession of the inheritance by expelling all the enemies of God.
In this study the story of the temptation of Adam and Eve is placed in the wider context as a prelude to the Pentateuch. The article wants to demonstrate its significance for Israel as the people of God. It sees the two trees in the Garden of Eden as part of retribution theology functioning in the same way as the blessing and curse of Moses.
This article suggests that the seasons of prosperity, spiritual formality, spiritual bliss, and self-confidence are times when you will face temptation.
Does God lead man into temptation? How can a passage like James 1:2 encourage believers to rejoice in trials? How should the sixth petition of the Lord's Prayer be understood? The author wants to give clarity on these matters by proposing a better understanding of the Greek word "peirasmos" used in James 1:14.
Christians face temptations every day which challenge their faith and resolve. Is there any comfort in the midst of so many daily trials and temptations? Our comfort rests in God’s faithfulness and sovereign will. Christ, who also faced temptation, supports His church. The power to conquer temptation lies not in ourselves but in Christ. Do you know this comfort?
This article looks at the biblical meaning of the word "temptation." In his human nature, Jesus was temptable. Because of this human nature, Christ is able to sympathize with believers. At the same time, however, he remained sinless.
Christ's victory over the devil's temptations (Matthew 4, Luke 2) is significant for believers. The devil intended his temptations to work against Christ's mission, but Christ was victorious over him because of the Spirit and the word of God. Believers are to follow Jesus' example in resisting temptation.
This is the sixth article in a seven part series on the Lord's Prayer. This article focuses on Matthew 6:13, explaining what it means when we pray the sixth petition, "Lead us not into temptation". Christians face the devil as their enemy, but also sin. Victory over sin and the devil lies in Christ our Saviour.
This article provides some practice suggestions to help the Christian in the fight against temptation.