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					“Oh, don‟t remind me! It was like
living with a bear for 3 months…and I
don‟t mean a Teddy Bear!”

“Do you need me to write this so I can
explain what a pain you were during
those few months?”
                            - Melisa Broyles
  “Peeking Into A Box Of Chocolates”



         Common definition

Temptation –
the solicitation to do evil;
an enticement to sin
      Peeking Into A Box Of Chocolates


                First Appearance

All the way back in the Garden of Eden
“Now the serpent was more cunning than any
beast of the field…Then the serpent said to the
woman, „You will not surely die. For God
knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes
will be opened, and you will be like God…”
                                         - Gen. 3:1-5
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              Who is the Serpent?

He is archenemy #1
“And war broke out in heaven: Michael and
his angels fought with the dragon…so the
great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old,
called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the
whole world…”
                                         - Rev. 12:7-9
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               The Devil is behind
                 all temptation.
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your
adversary the devil walks about like a roaring
lion, seeking whom he may devour.”
                                         - 1 Peter 5:8

“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may
be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”
                                          - Eph. 6:11
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                The Devil is behind
                  all temptation.
“lest Satan should take advantage of us; for
we are not ignorant of his devices.”
                                          - 2 Cor. 2:11

“But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to
those who are perishing, whose minds the god
of this age has blinded...”
                                          - 2 Cor. 4:3-4
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               The Devil is behind
                 all temptation.
“For such are false apostles, deceitful
workers, transforming themselves into
apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan
himself transforms himself into an angel of
light. Therefore it is no great thing if his
ministers also transform themselves into
ministers of righteousness…”
                                         - 2 Cor. 11:13-15
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               The Devil is behind
                 all temptation.
“and that they may come to their senses and
escape the snare of the devil, having been
taken captive by him to do his will.”
                                         - 2 Tim. 2:26

“The thief does not come except to steal, and
to kill, and to destroy…”
                                         - John 10:10
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          God NEVER tempts
           anyone to do evil!


“Let no one say when he is tempted, „I am
tempted by God‟; for God cannot be tempted
by evil, not does He Himself tempt anyone.”
                                        - James 1:13
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              Two Examples


                  Job
                     &

                Jesus
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The Devil will try everything within
his arsenal to get you to peek into the
box of chocolates because he knows
that if you peek often enough or
linger your look long enough,
ultimately you will give in…

				
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