1 Corinthians 10:13 – “No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.” (NASB)
It was going to crack... The last part of the concrete job was to put in control joints - places where we wanted the concrete to crack and not ruin the whole job. Concrete will crack, it's not if but when. In most concrete jobs, there are control joints along the way giving the concrete a place to relieve the pressure that builds up as it dries and molds to the ground pressure. In life, we face pressure, stress, and things that will cause us to crack - trying to remain pure, be men of our word, men of honor, and men of integrity life will throw things at us. The key is knowing where our control joints are to find relief from the pressure. Today's verse speaks of temptations that are common to man, but God will not allow that temptation to be beyond what we are capable of handling and with it an escape path so we can endure it. Having a control joint in our life, like a group of men to share our struggles, time in His word, and time in prayer are some great control points to have when the pressures of this world get too great. So do you have control joints in your life? If not, maybe it’s something to work on. Find your control joint so you don't crack!
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.
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