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: