The Three Temptations Common to Man

1Co 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

 

What are the sins common to man?

We can find them in Jesus’ wilderness experience. They are the flesh (Matt 4:3), the mind (Matt 4:5-6) and the spirit (Matt 4:9).

 

The Flesh

Mat 4:3 And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.”

Mat 4:4 But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
 

The Mind

Mat 4:5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple

Mat 4:6 and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, “‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and “‘On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’”
Mat 4:7 Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’”
Mat 4:8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory.
 

The Will

Mat 4:9 And he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.”

Mat 4:10 Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.’”
Mat 4:11 Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him.

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