March 7, 2006
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. --1 Corinthians 10:13
There’s no place you and I can hide from temptation. But we can certainly fight it, and as a result, triumph over it with Christ’s help.
Whenever you feel like the temptation you face is too much to handle, just remember that Christ was tempted just as you are! Yet through it all, He had the power, grace, and strength to overcome it.
Also, always be aware that Satan is watching to trip you up. His goal is to get you to give in to temptation. So be on the alert! Jesus said to His disciples in Mark 14:38, “Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
When temptation tries to entice you with your physical appetites, trip you up through your personal ambitions, or test your spiritual allegiance, run to God’s Word for strength…stand on His truth…and rest in His promises.
YOU CAN TRIUMPH OVER TEMPTATION WITH CHRIST’S HELP.