1 Corinthians 10:12-13 (ESV) “Therefore, let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. 13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”
I have no problem walking right past those tempting chocolate bars at the checkout counter at the grocery store. Those things are there to be a temptation! How have I developed such strength and discipline? Easy. I dislike chocolate. Who dislikes chocolate? you might ask. Me and a few others I suppose. But when the things that really DO tempt me step in front of me I need to be able to hold firm to today’s verse. It’s comforting knowing that God will not allow temptation beyond my ability to resist to ever cross my path. And also notice that God always provides ‘a way of escape.’ You’re not hopeless in your temptation. There is an escape route close by! Ask God to help you find it. And stay strong in your commitment to Him, doing His work, and pleasing Him in your words and deeds.
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Subscribe to our Daily Devotional e-mail list. Just complete the information blanks and click the SUBMIT button below.
(You will receive an email asking you to confirm your subscription.)