Just as Jesus was tempted in the desert, we are almost certain to face temptation regularly throughout our lives. Thankfully, the Word of God has amazing truths that we can use to overcome temptation! Here, is a complete list of 30 temptation Bible verses that you can use to overcome your temptation.
1. Do Not Be Fooled By Your Own Desires.
When you are tempted don’t ever say, “God is tempting me,” for God is incapable of being tempted by evil and he is never the source of temptation. Instead it is each person’s own desires and thoughts that drag them into evil and lure] them away into darkness. Evil desires give birth to evil actions. And when sin is fully mature it can murder you! So my friends, don’t be fooled by your own desires!James 1: 13-16
2. Walk In The Spirit.
“I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.Galations 5:16-17
3. Believe That God Provides A Way Of Escape For You!
We all experience times of testing, which is normal for every human being. But God will be faithful to you. He will screen and filter the severity, nature, and timing of every test or trial you face so that you can bear it. And each test is an opportunity to trust him more, for along with every trial God has provided for you a way of escape that will bring you out of it victoriously.1 Corinthians 10:13
4. Get God’s Word In Your Heart.
I consider your Word to be my greatest treasure, and I treasure it in my heartPsalm 119:11
to keep me from committing sin’s treason against you.
5. Put On The Armor Of God.
Now my beloved ones, I have saved these most important truths for last: Be supernaturally infused with strength through your life-union with the Lord Jesus. Stand victorious with the force of his explosive power flowing in and through you. Put on God’s complete set of armor provided for us, so that you will be protected as you fight against the evil strategies of the accuser!Ephesians 6:10-11
6. Stay Pure!
How can a young man stay pure? Only by living in the Word of God and walking in its truth.Psalm 119:9
7. Be Sober And Vigilant.
Be well balanced and always alert, because your enemy, the devil, roams around incessantly, like a roaring lion looking for its prey to devour.1 Peter 5:8
8. Understand That The Battle Is Already Won.
I pray with great faith for you, because I’m fully convinced that the One who began this gracious work in you will faithfully continue the process of maturing you until the unveiling of our Lord Jesus Christ!Philippians 1:6
9. Let Your Faith Remain Strong.
If your faith remains strong, even while surrounded by life’s difficulties, you will continue to experience the untold blessings of God! True happiness comes as you pass the test with faith, and receive the victorious crown of life promised to every lover of God!James 1:12
10. Love Jesus Above All Things.
To truly know him meant letting go of everything from my past and throwing all my boasting on the garbage heap. It’s all like a pile of manure to me now, so that I may be enriched in the reality of knowing Jesus Christ and embrace him as Lord in all of his greatness.Philippians 3:8
11. Trust Jesus To Help Us Resist Temptation
He suffered and endured every test and temptation, so that he can help us every time we pass through the ordeals of life.Hebrews 2:18
12. Know That Jesus Was Tempted By The Accuser.
Afterward, the Holy Spirit led Jesus into the wilderness to experience the ordeal of testing[a] by the accuser. Matthew 4:1
13. Don’t Give The Devil An Opportunity.
Don’t give the slanderous accuser, the Devil, an opportunity to manipulate you!Ephesians 4:27
14. Resist The Enemy’s Attack With Strong, Vigorous Faith!
Take a decisive stand against him and resist his every attack with strong, vigorous faith. For you know that your believing brothers and sisters around the world are experiencing the same kinds of troubles you endure.1 Peter 5:9
15. Flee Youthful Lusts.
Run as fast as you can from all the ambitions and lusts of youth; and chase after all that is pure. Whatever builds up your faith and deepens your love must become your holy pursuit. And live in peace with all those who worship our Lord Jesus with pure hearts.2 Timothy 2:22
16. Send For Help From Your Friends
For this reason, when I could endure it no longer, I sent our brother to find out if your faith was still strong, for I was concerned that the tempter had somehow enticed you and our labor would have been in vain.1 Thessalonians 3:5
17. Know That Jesus Understands.
He understands humanity, for as a man, our magnificent King-Priest was tempted in every way just as we are, and conquered sin.Hebrews 4:15
18. Resist the Devil.
So then, surrender to God. Stand up to the devil and resist him and he will flee in agony.James 4:7
19. Keep Praying.
Keep alert and pray that you’ll be spared from this time of testing. Your spirit is eager enough, but your humanity is weak.Matthew 26:41
20. Remain Alert.
Why are you sleeping?” he asked them. “You need to be alert and pray for the strength to endure the great temptation.Luke 22:46
21. God Is A Safe Place.
God, you’re such a safe and powerful place to find refuge! You’re a proven help in times of trouble— more than enough and always available whenever I need you.Psalm 46:1
22. Be Discerning.
Listen to me, my son, for I know what I’m talking about. Listen carefully to my advice, so that wisdom and discernment will enter your heart, and then the words you speak will express what you’ve learned.Proverb 5:1-2
23. Stop Being Critical And Condemning Of Other Believes.
So stop being critical and condemning of other believers, but instead determine to never deliberately cause a brother or sister to stumble and fall because of your actions.Romans 14:13
Because you’ve passionately kept my message of perseverance, I will also keep you from the hour of proving that is coming to test every person on earth.Revelation 3:10
25. Continue In Prayer.
Rescue us every time we face tribulation (temptation) and set us free from evil. For you are the King who rules with power and glory forever. Amen.Matthew 6:13
26. Be Firmly Rooted.
The seeds falling on gravel represents those who initially respond to the word with joy, but soon afterward, when a season of difficulty and harassment of the enemy comes to them, they wither and fall away, for they have no root in the truth and their faith is temporary.Luke 8:13
27. Don’t Tempt Others.
One day Jesus taught his disciples: “Betrayals are inevitable, but great devastation will come to the one guilty of betraying others.Luke 17:1
28. Watch Out for Those Who Tempt Others.
And now, dear brothers and sisters, I’d like to give one final word of caution: Watch out for those who cause divisions and offenses among you. When they antagonize you by speaking of things that are contrary to the teachings that you’ve received, don’t be caught in their snare!Romans 16:17
29. Rejoice in Times of Temptation.
May the thought of this cause you to jump for joy, even though lately you’ve had to put up with the grief of many trials.1 Peter 1:6
So the great dragon was thrown down once and for all. He was the serpent, the ancient snake called the devil, and Satan, who deceives the whole earth. He was cast down into the earth and his angels along with him.Revelation 12:9
Make sure to use these truths in your daily lives. You can memorize them or print them out so you always have the ability to overcome your temptation.
Which temptation bible verses do you like the most? did I miss any? Let me know in the comments below!
Blessings to you in your journey!