Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. 1 Corinthians 10:11-13
Temptation will always be a part of life, as long as we are still living in our fallen bodies. We shouldn’t be naive to think we will never be tempted, however we should have the trust knowing God said “We will not suffer you to be tempted above or beyond what you are able” When we fall for sin, we can’t blame God, we must take the accountability for ourselves and repent
We live in a society and culture today that takes no responsibility for their sin. They will just say “God made me this way” So they will continue to live in their sin freely, while their conscience has been seared (1 Timothy 4:2) to the point, where sin no longer bothers them. We can’t make the excuse I was Born this way, because God said “He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear” (v13)
This is why Jesus said “Nobody can see the Kingdom of God unless they are Born Again” (John 3:3) You have to become regenerated by the Holy Spirit, you can’t enter into the presence of God in your sinful state, you have to become a new creation. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Satan is called “The Tempter” (Matthew 4:3) Multiple times Satan tried to tempt Jesus Christ with different strategies,(Matthew 4) if the Devil will try to tempt the Son of God, you better believe Satan will try to tempt you! Notice how Christ defeated Satan, by rebuking him with the Word of God, the Bible is your sword to fight off the devil’s schemes
Notice what Paul says here also “But with the temptation also make a way to escape, that you may be able to bear it” There is no temptation that is greater than the power of the Holy Spirit that is living inside of you. Don’t allow the excuse “You are Born This Way” to destroy the Temple of God, be cleansed by the blood of Christ and sanctified by the Holy Spirit. Amen!
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