“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” (1 Corinthians 10:13)
If we believed and lived this we would live a more blessed life; save ourselves from much anguish, torment, oppression, and maintain a firm position upon our path in the Lord. The enemy has no new temptations and they are common to all of us. For those who struggle with God’s Sovereignty, consider that, “He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.” This means that you will never be in a situation, paradox, dilemma, or challenge where you must choose evil over good. Men love to concoct a scenario where there are no right choices, where evil wins over good, where human reason must select the lesser of two evils, but these are fictions which deny God’s existence, love, and rule. Yes, we face difficulty, trials and hardship in this life, but these are by God’s design for His glory and our good, either temporal, eternal or both. (Acts 14:22; Hebrew 12:5-11; James 1:2)
The fallen World in which we live inspires temptation. “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.” (1 John 2:15-16) These are three categories summing up all temptations. One extremely common in modern man is the love of money. “Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.” (1 Timothy 6:9-10)
Yeshua (Jesus’ Hebrew name) also was tempted as we are, but did not sin, accordingly He knows how to help us. (Heb. 4:15; 2:18) May we take heed of God’s word and rely on His help to overcome our fallen nature and live obedient Spirit-filled lives in fellowship with Him and the family of Believers. His will is for you to live in victory as an overcomer. Right now I’m praying for you to shake off the filth of this world and see with clear vision His purpose in you, for a fresh filling of Holy Spirit presence and hunger for the Word, which equips and enables you to do exploits in the spirit. (Dan. 11:32b) In the all powerful name of Yeshua.