The Bible Is a Record of God’s Interaction with His People

The Bible is a collection of ancient writings that record God’s interactions with His people across many generations.  We who live in modern times can learn from it because “there is nothing new under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 1:9) and “no temptation has overtaken us but such as is common to man” (1 Corinthians 10:13).  Even Jesus’ short life of 33 years was long enough for Him to be “tempted in all things as we are” (Hebrews 4:15).  Therefore, Paul was able to write of Satan, “we are not ignorant of his schemes.”

From the compendium of the Bible we are able to find parallels to the temptations we face in life.  We have no need of a modern text for this purpose; the ancient one will do just fine.  Satan has no new tricks.

Scripture quotations taken from the NASB, unless otherwise noted. 

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