June 24, 2009
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.
--1 Corinthians 10:13
Today’s devotion is a special word of encouragement for men. If you want to be the kind of man who wins in the race of life, it’s important to learn how to overcome temptation.
All of us naturally tend to either give in to temptation or try to fight it in our own strength. But God’s Word tells us that the only way we’ll ever overcome or defeat temptation is through Jesus Christ and His strength. That’s the only way!
You may be thinking that’s something only a preacher would say. But I deal with temptation just like everyone else! And if there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s that Jesus Christ is the only One who can help me overcome temptation.
Our verse today holds a great promise. God is faithful! He will show us how to overcome temptation.
I want to encourage you today: If you know Christ, you are not defeated! You are not a loser! God made you to win against temptation!
If you will only determine to be a man—or woman—of God, you can influence your family, friends, coworkers and communities for Christ. You can finish your race strong.
KEEP TODAY’S SCRIPTURE CLOSE BY FOR ENCOURAGEMENT AND STRENGTH TO OVERCOME TEMPTATION.
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
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