In Three Things About Sin, the prescription for sin is to deal with the temptation before it gives way to sin. It’s like getting a vaccine; preparing now to avoid a bigger problem later.
The Bible teaches us three things about temptation; they’re in the form of promises that we can claim and rely on.
1. Our Temptations Are Not Unique to Us
Others have struggled with the same issues in the past.
2. God Will Limit Temptation to What We Can Handle
God doesn’t tempt us and he does limit the enemy’s power to do so.
3. God Will Provide a Way Out
We can ask God to enable us to see the way out, give us the will to take it, and the strength to persevere.
And then we can withstand the temptation—just as he promised.
[Read through the Bible with us this year. Today’s reading is 1 Corinthians 8-10, and today’s post is on 1 Corinthians 10:13.]
Read more in Peter’s book, Love is Patient (book 7 in the Dear Theophilus series).
Peter DeHaan writes about biblical Christianity to confront status quo religion and live a life that matters. He seeks a fresh approach to following Jesus through the lens of Scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices.
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