Related commentaries – Temptation

Jesus warns His disciples that He is going to die – Mark 8:31 – 8:38

John Piper explains how sin gets its power

John Piper says that sin (lust for example) “gets its power by persuading me to believe that I will be more happy if I follow it. The power of all temptation is the prospect that it will make me happier.”  (Quoted in Putting Your Past Behind You, E. Lutzer, Here’s Life, 1990 p. 54)