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The temptation once yielded to gains power. The crack in the embankment which lets a drop or two ooze through is soon a hole which lets out a flood.

    Author: Alexander MacLaren

Ability to resist temptation is directly proportionate to your submission to God.

    Author: Ed Cole

Satan gives Adam an apple, and takes away Paradise. Therefore in all temptations let us consider not what he offers, but what we shall lose.

    Author: Richard Sibbes
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

As long as the Spirit dwells in my heart, He deadens me to sin, so that, if lawfully called through temptation, I may reckon upon God carrying me through. But when the Spirit leaves me, I am like dry gunpowder.

    Author: Robert Murray McCheyne

When Christians find themselves exposed to temptation they should pray to God to uphold them, and when they are tempted they should not be discouraged. It is not a sin to be tempted; the sin is to fall into temptation.

    Author: D.L. Moody

The greatest of all temptations is to want to be without any.

    Author: Henry Drummond

The devil visits idle men with his temptations. God visits industrious men with His favors.

    Author: Matthew Henry
    Source: Commentary, 1 Sam. 6:13.

Facing temptations will either bring out the best or worst in us.

    Author: Joyce Meyer

If we didn't have to stand against temptation, we'd never know our own spiritual strength.

    Author: Joyce Meyer

Too often we think of being tempted as being enticed to do big things like stealing, murdering or committing adultery. But most often we're tempted to be impatient, stingy, jealous, greedy or any number of other things that we consider lesser sins.

    Author: Joyce Meyer

Every moment of resistance to temptation is a victory.

    Author: Frederick W. Faber

The riches of His free grace cause me daily to triumph over all the temptations of the wicked one, who is very vigilant, and seeks all occasions to disturb me.

    Author: George Whitefield

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