Topical Index – 1500 Principles
Genesis; Principle #61; Gen. 39:1-12; p. 59
Overcoming Temptation: To resist the temptation to sin, we must develop firm moral and ethical convictions based on a deep appreciation for God's love and grace in our lives.
2 Samuel; Principle #6; 2 Sm. 11:1-3; p. 402
Vulnerability to Temptation: When we are most vulnerable physically, emotionally, and spiritually, we must be on guard against Satan's attacks.
2 Samuel; Principle #7; 2 Sm. 11:4-5; p. 402
From Temptation to Sin: We should take deliberate steps to keep sexual temptation from becoming sinful thoughts, attitudes, and actions.
2 Samuel; Principle #15; 2 Sm. 14:1-33; p. 410
Strengths and Weaknesses: No matter who we are or what our circumstances, we must be cautious so that our greatest strengths do not become our greatest weaknesses.
Ezra; Principle #5; Ezr. 4:1-5; p. 597
Specific Temptations: After we have confessed a particular sin and received forgiveness, we must be prepared to be tempted in that area of vulnerability.
Esther; Principle #1; Est. 1:1-12; p. 635
Male Temptations: Because of the old sin nature, men particularly must always be on guard against the temptation to use women in selfish and egotistical ways.
Psalm; Principle #10; Ps 10; p. 704
Standing Firm: Even though unrighteous people arrogantly turn their backs on God and yet seem to prosper, we should not yield to the temptation to follow in their footsteps.
Psalm; Principle #37; Ps 38; p. 730
Body, Soul, and Spirit: When we fail to acknowledge our sins, we must be prepared to experience psychological repercussions as well as physical ailments that are caused by intense guilt.
Ezekiel; Principle #22; Ezk. 23:1-49; p. 1101
Overcoming Temptation: When tempted to do evil, we must be committed to choosing God's way of escape so that we will not walk the same sinful paths of those who've gone before us.
Matthew; Principle #5; Mt. 4:1-11; p. 1287
The Power of Scripture: When we're tempted to violate God's will, we are to follow Jesus' example and use Scripture to thwart Satan's efforts.
Matthew; Principle #10; Mt. 5:20-30; p. 1290
Internalizing God's Word: To overcome temptations that lead to serious sins, we must internalize God's truth in our hearts on a consistent basis.
Mark; Principle #1; Mk. 1:12-13; p. 1342
Our Great High Priest: When we're tempted to sin, we should take comfort in the fact that the Lord Jesus Christ is our great high priest who can identify with every temptation we face.
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