Listed on this page are temptations that the students of FBSM anonymously submitted. We have provided Scriptures that you can memorize to combat these temptations, just like Jesus used Scripture in reply to Satan's temptations in the wilderness.
Scroll down the page or click on a specific temptation on the list to the right. (If using your phone, the list of temptations is found at the bottom of the page.)
If you have another verse to battle a specific temptation, feel free to leave it in a comment.
41 Keep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak!”
1 Corinthians 10:31
13 The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.
18 Since he himself has gone through suffering and testing, he is able to help us when we are being tested.
7 So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
18 Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit,
1 Wine produces mockers; alcohol leads to brawls.
Those led astray by drink cannot be wise.
1Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. 2 So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and they will be punished.
26 And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry,27 for anger gives a foothold to the devil.
19 Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. 20 Human anger does not produce the righteousness[b] God desires.
11 Sensible people control their temper;
they earn respect by overlooking wrongs.
1 A gentle answer deflects anger,
but harsh words make tempers flare.
7 The mouths of fools are their ruin;
they trap themselves with their lips.
18 Some people make cutting remarks,
but the words of the wise bring healing.
23 Doing wrong is fun for a fool,
but living wisely brings pleasure to the sensible.
9 With their words, the godless destroy their friends,
but knowledge will rescue the righteous.
16 Wise people think before they act;
fools don’t—and even brag about their foolishness.
3 Those who control their tongue will have a long life;
opening your mouth can ruin everything.
15 A gentle answer deflects anger,
but harsh words make tempers flare.
28 The heart of the godly thinks carefully before speaking;
the mouth of the wicked overflows with evil words.
21 The tongue can bring death or life;
those who love to talk will reap the consequences.
36 I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, 37 for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”
29 Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
4 Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.
8 But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.
10 From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers,[a] these things ought not to be so.
12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
5 Only a fool despises a parent’s[a] discipline;
whoever learns from correction is wise.
22 Listen to your father who gave you life,
and do not despise your mother when she is old.
1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), 3 “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”
14 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, 15 but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
21 Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” 22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times.
25 But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too.
32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.