FROM THE PULPIT: Learn to resist temptation

Published: Monday, March 4, 2013 at 06:25 PM.

The third temptation was to make a spectacular death-defying flying leap off the temple’s roof to demonstrate how God favored him by not letting him get hurt.

Jesus quoted Scripture yet again, using Deuteronomy 6:16: "You must not test the Lord your God," and not demand that God prove himself because of our foolishness.

When temptations strike — and they will — if you decide up front that you will be prepared with the Scriptures, that you will stay true to your calling as a disciple of our Lord, and that you will refuse to put God to the test, you will overcome adversity.

You can claim a victory. And you can give glory to God.

The Rev. Mark Broadhead is pastor at Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church of Crestview.

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