How to Master Temptation

I write to you, little children, Because your sins are forgiven you for His name's sake. (1 John 2:12)

  • We all have plenty of temptations.
  • When facing them, the most important thing is to keep on.
  • We must not to be discouraged however often we yield to the temptation.
  • We must always pick ourselves up again and ask forgiveness.
  • The apostle John was filled with encouragement to persevere in the face of temptation.
  • He said, “I write to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake. I write to you, fathers, because you have known Him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the wicked one”.
  • Whatever our age or experience, we are in a spiritual battle together.
  • The world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.
  • Let us cling to God and keep on!
  • We may get discouraged when we have given in again to one of Satan’s schemes.
  • But we must be thankful to God that Christ had paid for that sin on the cross.
  • What we must do is to confess it.
  • We must keep on relying on God for our spiritual growth.
  • To master temptation, let Christ master you.