Temptation—found seventy-three times in sixty-four verses
Variations: tempt, temptation, temptations, tempted, tempter, tempteth, tempting
First usage: Genesis 22:1 (tempt)
Last usage: Revelation 3:10 (temptation)
Defined: a time of trial or testing
Interesting fact: James 1:13 contains the words tempted or tempteth four times. 1 Corinthians 10:13 contains the words temptation or tempted three times. These two verses alone offer a vast doctrinal treatise on the source of, commonality of, and help available during times of temptation.
Bible study tip: At times, the Lord uses figures of speech to reinforce an associated truth. For example, Paul desired that those requiring “circumcision” of the believers of Galatia (Galatians 5:2, 11) would be “cut off” (Galatians 5:12). In the same chapter, Paul expressed fear that the people would “bite and devour one another,” and in doing so, they might consume one another (Galatians 5:15).
Sunday, Day 323—Church Day (no devotional)
Monday, Day 324—Temptations Are Not the Same
Tuesday, Day 325—The Authors of Temptation
Wednesday, Day 326—Church Night (no devotional)
Thursday, Day 327—Every Man Is Tempted When . . .
Friday, Day 328—Avoiding Temptation
Saturday, Day 329—Candidates for Temptation
Day 323: Church Day
Acts 20:19 Serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many tears, and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait of the Jews: