In all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. – Heb 4:15
When the woman saw that the tree was good for food (the lust of the flesh), and that it was pleasant to the eyes (the lust of the eyes), and a tree to be desired to make one wise (the pride of life), she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
When the tempter came to [Jesus], he said, if thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread (the lust of the flesh). But he answered, … Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. The devil … sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them (the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life). Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan.
In that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation.
Gen 3:6, Matt 4:3-4, Matt 4:8-10, Heb 2:18, Jas 1:12
LOVE OF MONEY
Mark 4:19; 1 Timothy 6:9-10
In Jesus’ Name, I Pray God’s Will for You Tonight
I pray that you will be free from the love of money that plunges people into ruin and destruction. May you realize the deceptive lure of wealth. I pray that you will not eagerly desire wealth, for such a desire will choke God’s Word, causing you to be unfruitful. I pray that God will bless you with wealth so that you can be a channel of blessing to others. I pray that you will be free from the love of money, so that you may live a truly rich life in Christ.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Where hast thou gleaned to-day?
~ Ruth 2:19
What have I learnt where’er I’ve been,
From all I’ve heard, from all I’ve seen?
What know I more that’s worth the knowing?
What have I done that’s worth the doing?
What have I sought that I should shun?
What duties have I left undone?
All of this world will soon have passed away. But God will remain, and thou, whatever thou hast become, good or bad. Thy deeds now are the seed-corn of eternity. Each single act, in each several day, good or bad, is a portion of that seed. Each day adds some line, making thee more or less like Him, more or less capable of His love.
~ E. B. PUSEY
I am teaching you the secret of being content in any and every situation. This secret is all about Me—who I am and what I offer you. I am your Creator and King, your Savior and Shepherd. I offer you Myself in all My Power and Glory. I am the only One who can empower you to find contentment in all circumstances.
I have promised to supply all your need according to My riches in Glory. The greater your need, the more I invite you into the mysterious depths of My Being. Intimacy with Me gives you strength; it also fills you with transcendent Joy.
Some of My followers are comfortable with being in need but struggle with having plenty. When I supply abundantly, they feel unworthy—even guilty. How this grieves Me! Imagine a wealthy parent giving a desired, expensive gift to his beloved child. The expected response would be pleasure and gratitude. If instead the child felt unworthy of this extravagant gift, the generous parent would feel deeply disappointed and hurt. That is how I feel when My children balk at receiving abundance from Me. The secret of being content is childlike trust in Me: My infinite riches and generous Love. Do not expect to understand My ways with you. Remember that My ways and thoughts are higher than yours—as the heavens are higher than the earth.
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
~ Philippians 4:12–13
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
~ Philippians 4:19
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”
~ Isaiah 55:8–9