Believer’s Daily Treasure

Christ’s Intercession for the Tempted

“Simon, Simon, pay attention! Satan has demanded to have you all, to sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. When you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”

[Luke 22:31-32 NET]

Though faint my prayers, and cold my love

My stedfast hope shall not remove,

While Jesus intercedes above.

Against me earth and hell combine;

But on my side is power Divine;

Jesus is all, and he is mine.

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Christ’s Sympathy with the Tempted

For since he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are tempted.

[Heb 2:18 NET]

Touch’d with a sympathy within,

He knows our feeble frame;

He knows what sore temptations mean,

For he has felt the same.

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Christ the Strength of the Tempted

But he said to me, “My grace is enough for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” So then, I will boast most gladly about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may reside in me.

[2 Cor 12:9 NET]

Why should I fear the darkest hour,

Or tremble at the tempter’s power!

Jesus vouchsafes to be my tower.

Though hot the fight, why quit the field?

Why must I either fear or yield,

Since Jesus is my mighty shield?

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Deliverance from Temptation

if so, then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from their trials, and to reserve the unrighteous for punishment at the day of judgment,

[2 Pet 2:9 NET]

What though fierce and strong temptations

Press around thee on the way,

And thy sinful inclinations

Often cause thee great dismay!

Look to Jesus,

Thou through him shalt gain the day.

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Preservation in Temptation

Happy is the one who endures testing, because when he has proven to be genuine, he will receive the crown of life that God promised to those who love him.

[Jas 1:12 NET]

When aught shall tempt my soul to stray

From heavenly wisdom’s narrow way,

To shun the precept’s holy light,

Or quit my hold on Jesus’ might,

May He who felt temptation’s power

Still guard me in that dangerous hour.

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Preservation from Temptation

Because you have kept my admonition to endure steadfastly, I will also keep you from the hour of testing that is about to come on the whole world to test those who live on the earth.

[Rev 3:10 NET]

Thus preserved from Satan’s wiles,

Safe from dangers, free from fears,

May I live upon thy smiles,

Till the promised hour appears:

When the sons of God shall prove

All their Father’s boundless love.

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Temptation Overcome by Faith

and in all of this, by taking up the shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

[Eph 6:16 NET]

Let faith exert its conquering power,

Say in thy tempted, trembling hour,

“My God, my Father, save thy son!”

’Tis heard—and all thy fears are done.