Our Only Defense

Aug 01, 2016
Martin Luther

1 Cor. 10:13 tells us, “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”
In every temptation simply close your eyes and follow the Word. Outside the WORD there is nothing but tribulation and affliction. Through temptations and afflictions, God proves the strength and virtue of His Word.
Satan constantly tempts the heart, therefore, we must overcome the feelings of the flesh and adhere to the Word by the grace of God, for God does not forsake us but, like a mother, lovingly cherishes and carries us.
Go to Christ, who is the sacrifice for sins. In Him the devil, sin, and death have been crucified.
One way to conquer is to despise your wicked thoughts. The more you dwell on those thoughts in your mind, the more they oppress you.
Once you lose sight of the Word, the ways and means of help are no more. But as soon as you lay hold of some saying of Scripture and rely on it as a holy anchor, the temptations are driven away.
Praise God for giving us HIS WORD – THE BIBLE!

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