Responding to Temptation

Responding to Temptation

The Bible says that when we are tempted to do wrong, God will provide a way out so that we can avoid it. That is an encouraging promise, but does that really mean that every time—or just some of the time?

I think it is every timereally, I do.

The challenge is to be able to recognize the alternative and then to go down that path as soon as we see it. So, in anticipation of this, I ask God to give me the eyes to see the way out that he will provideand then to have the will to take it.

In that way, with his help, we can stand up under the temptationjust as the Bible promises.

[Read through the Bible with us this year. Today’s reading is 1 Corinthians 11-13, and today’s post is on 1 Corinthians 12:13.]

Peter DeHaan writes about biblical spirituality 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. Read more in his books, blog, and weekly email updates.

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