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We’ve all been tempted to do things we know we shouldn’t. Many times it seems impossible to not give into the temptations.
But God says in 1 Corinthians 10:13 says, “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”
God always provides a way for us to endure temptation. The problem is that we don’t always see it. Here’s a tip: To see the way God has provided for you to endure you must focus on God not the temptation.
God also doesn’t allow the temptation to be beyond what we can bear. But that doesn’t mean that God is tempting you. James 1:13 says, “When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone;”
God has control over everything like how you are tempted. Because of that, He can control whether or not you’ll be able to endure the temptation. As said in 1 Corinthians 10:13, God will not tempt you beyond what you can bear.
The Devil’s Testing of Jesus
As I showed earlier, James 1:13 said that God cannot be tempted, and Jesus is God. So how was Jesus tempted by the devil? Well, while Jesus was on earth He was fully God and fully man. Don’t ask me how that’s possible. All I can say is Jesus was not a normal human being as all of us are. Anyway, people/humans are tempted, and in Jesus case He was tempted directly from the Devil. But Jesus was also fully God which allowed Him to resist the temptation.
Just because Jesus was also fully God it doesn’t mean that we can’t resist temptations. Sure, there are times that we do give into them, but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t try our best to resist it.
Thank you for reading through this post. I hope that you’ve learned something from it.
Here’s my post to the introduction of this series: The Benefits of Trials
This post was inspired by a podcast called ‘Sisters in Christ’ hosted by Caroline and Luella Here’s link to the podcast episode that inspired this post: Episode 1: Journey Through James Pt. 1
Check out Caroline’s latest post on her blog here: One Year Of Blogging