No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
1 Corinthians 10:13
As a Christian, you will face temptation. The good news is that God has already promised victory with every temptation.
When it comes to temptation, you are not on your own. God promises victory over every temptation that comes your way. When Christ died on the cross, He ended sin’s power over you and empowered you to overcome every temptation Satan throws your way.
This verse contains three promises when it comes to temptation.
First, everyone is tempted. It is easy to feel like you are the only one who faces temptation, but everyone is tempted. You will never get to a place in your Christian life where you are no longer tempted. From the pastor to the new Christian, we all face temptations. You are no different than anyone else.
Second, God limits the temptations that come into your life. Your faithful Father will not allow you to face a temptation you can’t overcome through Christ. Your Heavenly Father has approved every temptation that comes into your life, and He knows you can overcome it.
Third, every temptation comes with an escape path. God not only limits your temptation, but He also provides a way to overcome every temptation. Just as the flight attendant points out the exit doors on the airplane, God makes a way of escape from every temptation you face.
God has provided everything you need to overcome every temptation that comes into your life. As His child, you can walk in victory over temptation.
Look at that promise again.
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. -1 Corinthians 10:13
Make these confessions.
I face the same temptations as everyone else.
God limits the temptations that come into my life.
In every temptation, God provides a way of escape.
In Jesus Christ, I have victory over every temptation.
In Jesus’ Name,
You don’t have to fall to temptation. God has already given you victory. When you face a temptation, know that God has limited the temptation and look for a way of escape.
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