The Way of Escape
1 Corinthians 10:13 (NKJV)
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.
God knows everything. God allows everything. God is in total control. Now, knowing this, do you think God has allowed a temptation in your life that he knows you cannot possibly bear? You may think you cannot but if you are in it then you can know with certainty that you can bear it because God has allowed it.
Not only can you bear it, but you can escape it. Notice that this is not about avoiding temptation or going around it. No, an escape implies that you find yourself in it and that there is a sure way out of it. If this verse is true, then it nullifies the favorite excuse, "The devil made me do it."
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