Scriptural Fortifiers

I wanna hold your handImage by batega via Flickr
He is able to help us when we are being tempted.
Hebrews 2:18 NLT

If you're facing temptation today, here are 7 Scriptural fortifiers - use them!

a) 'The temptations that come into your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure' (1 Corinthians 10:13 NLT)

b) 'I give unto you power...over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you' (Luke 10:19)

c) 'The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet...the grace [strength and enablement] of our Lord Jesus be with you' (Romans 16:20 NLT)

d) 'Use every piece of God's armour so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil; so that after the battle you will still be standing firm' (Ephesians 6:13 NLT)

e) 'Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand' (Isaiah 41:10 NLT)

f) 'This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same temptations we do, yet he did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it' (Hebrews 4:15-16 NLT)

g) 'The Lord knows how to rescue godly people from their trials' (2 Peter 2:9 NLT). Sheep are wise; when the wolf comes they just move closer to the shepherd. The same goes for you!

Used with permission from UCB Word for Today. Free issues are available here for the UK and Republic of Ireland.


Gudl said…
Very encouraging!
Ah yes, go to Jesus. Great post! Every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. ( 2 Corinthians 10:5) When we go to Jesus, our High Priest, the One mediator between God and man, ( 1 Timothy 2:5) He promises to help us!
Marie said…
Peter on Water is a beautiful song!
Wanda said…
Wonderful photo that says to much, and they your powerful words and Scripture to enhance it! You have a gift, Mike, you have a ministry.
Mike said…
Wanda, I really wish I'd written it! I used the Word for Today which you can find if you follow the link.
GiuCe said…
very beautiful ...and the pic is so sweet :)
Sharon said…
Thanks, I needed that :)
david mcmahon said…
Your observation about the sheep and the wolf is so true. Beautifully put.
I love this photo- I think of my hands as the hands of the tiny one in the capable hands of the Father. It's comforting beyond belief.
Sidharth said…
Great instructions, but I need to point to a common mistranslation. Two words that are very often translated or interchanged wrong are Dunamis and Exousis . The former means "power" and the latter means "authority". In Luke 10:19, the Greek word used is Exousis which is "authority. There is a great difference between authority and power. I am writing an article on the difference soon. This truth is powerful, and a basic one to overcome temptations.
lance said…
God always provides an escape from temptation. Love your post. I have a new post you might like. Add me to your favorite blog list if you don't mine.
How have you been doing?
Sidharth said…
I have replied to your question =)
Rosy said…
Thank you for your post had hit me just right!
Rosy said…
If it weren't for Wanda I would of never ever discovered your Blog from Wanda's blog!
These were great Mike. Glad you enjoyed the Smiling Jesus. He was, and IS, abuntant life!!
Suzi-k said…
he he, that's really funny, I was coming here to respond to your comment about my Duncan Village painting (that you are tempted) and I was going to say "feel free', but in the light of this post... perhaps I should say..'don't be!'