Friday, September 13, 2019

God Will Provide A Way

         "No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your strength, but with the temptation will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it." (1 Corinthians 10:13)

         This passage of Scripture reminds us that God will assist us during times of temptation. We are assured that He will provide a means of escape from temptations to sin. This does not mean that God will make matters easier or more bearable for us, but that He will sustain us. He will empower us to endure temptation by His all-sufficient grace.

         A noteworthy point should be extracted from this text: every potential urge to wrong God or neighbor has been experienced by mankind. We are not alone. Our times of temptation are not hopeless or unconquerable. Thus, we have reason to be encouraged. God is faithful. He is greater than all of our temptations.

6 comments:

  1. Hey Jesse. Somebody named Ethan commented on my blog asking me why you deleted Luke's comment on your Gal 2:16 post and if you would please put that comment back up. So I was just wondering what's that about?

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  2. Hi Justin,

    Yes, that same person harassed me and a bunch of other people that I associate with. He is just whining, as I stopped one of his fellows from obfuscating matters on this article. I do not even have Luke's comment anymore. Ignore this Ethan.

    We are under no obligation whatsoever to publish other people's comments, especially if you can sense that a conversation is going to be fruitless. We need not succumb to efforts at intimidation by sophomoric bullies.

    I already gave the author from Catholic Answers a chance at rebuttal, but he persisted with misrepresentations. Consequently, I quickly pulled the plug on the discussion and said, "Enough of this nonsense."

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  3. Congratulations, Justin, you've joined the ranks of targets of whiners who want help getting their comments posted.

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    1. Now now, Justin obviously did not know or understand what was going on. He received a message from this Ethan out of the blue.

      It would certainly pique one's interest or concern upon receiving a message of a companion getting into some dispute. Thus, some sort of an explanation was necessary. The person's comment has since been removed.

      I am just grateful that the altercation with the trolling Catholic has ceased.

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  4. Ok. Gotcha. I agree with you. There are some people out there that the devil will use to frustrate our purposes in ministry. Some people just want to be contentious and misrepresent facts and not give heed to sound doctrine. It is best not to spend too much time explaining things to those who refuse to hear the truth.

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