One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
All forms of temptation to sin.‘Rossetti struggled with these words in her desire to overcome the world, the flesh, and the devil’
- ‘A rich understanding of the roles of God, the world, the flesh, and the devil in suffering will aid counselors in determining the best responses to their clients' pain.’
- ‘The daily, hourly conflict with the world, the flesh, and the devil, shall at length be at an end: the enemy shall be bound; the warfare shall be over; the wicked shall at last cease from troubling; the weary shall at length be at rest.’
- ‘In other words, the world, the flesh, and the devil are formidable obstacles to responding to the light and grace that God gives.’
- ‘Epicurus' dubious reputation reflected the Christian tendency to regard earthly pleasures as the evil lures of the world, the flesh, and the devil.’
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