Temptation is a profoundly serious matter. Believers must realize that it always sets before us a choice between God’s Word and the serpent’s word. John Owen introduces us to the subject, explaining the evil of temptation, how it prevails, and the way to prevent it. Matthew Henry comments with great clarity on the serpent, the first woman, and the first temptation. J. C. Ryle tells us about our great Savior Jesus Christ and how He was tempted by the devil. Thomas Manton gives us much light on how the devil tempts. Does God have a design in temptation? John Newton knows that He does and biblically explains it to us. One of the problems Christians face is determining what leads us to sin; Jonathan Edwards instructs us in that vital skill. William Gurnall urges us to watchfulness because our enemy is ever awake and prowling. Thomas Brooks offers us a wonderful catalogue of helps against temptation, and then Charles Spurgeon encourages our souls with the great news that Christ Jesus has the power to help us in our seasons of temptation. To help us think clearly about this subject, Octavius Winslow gives us lessons from Christ’s temptations. Finally, Charles Spurgeon pours gospel balm into our wounded consciences by preaching forgiveness for the tempted and sometimes falling child of God.