Temptations

Act not according to thine idle imaginings. Aside from these things, scrutinize the Writings with thine own eyes and ponder upon that which hath come to pass. Have pity upon thyself and upon the servants of God and be not the cause of waywardness like unto the people aforetime. The path is unmistakable and the proof is evident.

Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 43

And were they to pass through a valley of pure gold and mines of precious silver, they should regard them as wholly unworthy of their attention.

Bahá’u’lláh, Gems of Divine Mysteries, p. 59-60

Approach not the things which your minds condemn.

Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 277

But if . . . any one betray the least of trusts or neglect and be remiss in the performance of duties which are intrusted to him, or by oppression takes one penny of extortion from the subjects, or seeks after his own personal, selfish aims and ends in the attainment of his own interests, he shall undoubtedly remain deprived of the outpourings of His Highness the Almighty! Beware! Beware! lest ye fall short in that which ye are commanded in this Tablet!

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá v2, p. 403

Endeavor to your utmost to protect yourselves, because Satan appears in different robes and appeals to everyone according to each person's own way, until he becomes like unto him -- then he will leave him alone.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Bahá’í World Faith, p. 430

The tests of God are very severe; you should beseech and cry unto Him that you may be firm and steadfast during all temptations.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá v3, p. 647