Do you see what God is saying?
There are no super-human temptations.
Everything we face is what all humans face.
Nothing we face is ever supernatural, it is common.
There is never anything we face that is impossible to bear.
We can’t ever blame what we do on the devil.
We only face common, ordinary, normal human temptations.
We never will face anything that is more than we can bear.
No temptation will ever overtake us or spring upon us except the ones that God has already prepared us for in His Word. There are no new strains of sin viruses. But the question is—if the medicine or vaccines are in the medicine chest and we don’t use them, what good are they when we need them?
Jesus said we need to live by “every Word…” (Matthew 4:4). Are you immersing yourself daily in God’s Word? If not and you have kind of started to slip, why not pause right now and renew your vows to get in the Word until the Word gets in you DAILY!
Trust the Faithfulness God
Now the middle of the verse:
1 Corinthians 10:b (NKJV) No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
I Corinthians 10:13 is a call to all of us who know and love the Lord to Look for God in times of temptation, He’s always faithful!
Whichever of the old temptation we get attacked by we can be sure that “God is faithful”. God, Himself has promised us that He will not allow us to be tempted beyond what you are able to take without falling into sin. Our God knows our limits and always stands right by us protecting us and holding open the way of escape so that we do not succumb to the snare of the Devil.
God has made a promise.
God knows our load limit.
He has measured what we can bear.
In every trial/temptation, we will ever face He is there.
He is making an exit for us before we get overwhelmed.
He is waiting to show us the way out.
We will never face a situation so bad we won’t be able to handle it, God promises that.
God leads us into trials (peirasmos) but not into temptations to sin.
Every trial we face has a clearly marked exit, with God Himself standing ready to usher us out of danger.
Every trial we face is human, common, and overcome-able.
God wants to lead us through, and out of every trial in triumph. God’s plan in His Word is for us to see and follow the way He has given us of escape. There are three keys to help us unlock the door every time we feel we are trapped in temptation.
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