Resist Temptation

Each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire conceives and brings forth sin, and when sin reaches maturity it gives birth to death. (James 1:14-15)

Whoever sins belongs to the devil, because the devil has sinned from the beginning. Indeed,
the Son of God was revealed to destroy the works of the devil.
(1 John 3:8)

So submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you of two minds. (James 4:7-8)

Do not leave room for the devil.
(Ephesians 4:27)

Be sober and vigilant. Your opponent the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion looking for (someone) to devour. Resist him, steadfast in faith, knowing that your fellow believers throughout the world undergo the same sufferings.
(1 Peter 5:8-9)

Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the tactics of the devil. (Ephesians 6:11)

Simon, Simon, behold Satan has demanded to sift all of you like wheat.
(Luke 22:31)

He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he speaks in character, because he is a liar and the father of lies.
(John 8:44)

I want you to be wise to what is good, and simple to what is evil; then the God of peace will quickly crush Satan under your feet.
(Romans 16:19-20)

Jesus said, "…Behold, I have given you the power 'to tread upon serpents' and scorpions and upon the full force of the enemy and nothing will harm you.
(Luke 10:18-19)

Jesus said to him, "Get away, Satan! It is written: 'The Lord, your God, shall you worship and Him alone shall you serve.'"
(Matthew 4:10)


(c) Paul Buis, 2005