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Although our sins are forgiven and we now have the power to overcome temptation, we will forever struggle with sin because we still have what the Bible calls the flesh.

    Author: Chip Ingram

Temptations are like tramps. Treat them kindly, and they will return bringing others with them.

    Author: D.L. Moody

Temptations are never so dangerous as when they come to us in a religious garb.

    Author: D.L. Moody

Temptation is the devil looking through the keyhole. Yielding is opening the door and inviting him in.

    Author: Billy Sunday

Christ, because He was the only Man who never yielded to temptation, is also the only Man who knows to the full what temptation means.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Source: Today in the Word, November 1998, p. 24.

Sonship is a thing which all the infirmities of our flesh, and all the sins into which we are hurried by temptation, can never violate or weaken.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: The Fatherhood of God, Sermon #213.

Watch constantly against those things which are thought to be no temptations. The most poisonous serpents are found where the sweetest flowers grow. Cleopatra was poisoned by an asp that was brought to her in a basket of fair flowers. Sharp-edged tools, long handled, wound at last.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon

Deliver us from everything that may entangle our affections and harden our hearts.

    Author: William Tiptaft

The chief weapon we ought to use in resisting Satan is the Bible. Three times the great enemy offered temptations to our Lord. Three times his offer was refused, with a text of Scripture as the reason, "it is written" (Mt. 3:4, 7, 10).

    Author: J.C. Ryle
    Source: Commentary: Matthew 4.

To be tempted is in itself no sin. It is the yielding to the temptation, and giving it a place in our hearts, which we must fear.

    Author: J.C. Ryle
    Source: Commentary: Matthew 4.

We must not count temptation a strange thing. "The disciple is not greater than his master, nor the servant than his lord." If Satan came to Christ, he will also come to Christians.

    Author: J.C. Ryle
    Source: Commentary: Matthew 4.

The life of Balance is difficult. It lies on the verge of continual temptation, its perpetual adjustments become fatiguing, its measured virtue is monotonous and uninspiring.

    Author: Henry Drummond
    Source: Natural Law, Degeneration, p. 101.

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