Victory Over Temptation

February 7, 2019

Scripture Promise: 2 Corinthians 10:13
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. 


When it comes to temptation, You are not out 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 provides a way to overcome every temptation Satan throws your way.

This verse really contains three promises when it comes to temptation.

First, everyone is tempted. It is easy to feel like you are the only ones who is facing temptation, but everyone is tempted. You 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 temptation. You are no different than anyone else.

Second, God limits the temptations that come into your life. Our faithful God is not going to allow you to face a temptation that you can’t overcome through Christ. Every temptation that comes into your life has been approved by your Heavenly Father and He knows you can overcome it.

Third, every temptation comes with a way of escape. God not only limits our temptation but also provides a way to overcome every temptation. Just as the flight attendant points out the exit doors on your flight, God makes a way of escape for every temptation that comes your way.

God has provided everything you need to overcome every temptation that comes your way. As His child, you can walk in victory over temptation.

Let me remind of this promise one more time,

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

Confess this with me today:

I have victory over every temptation that comes into my life because God limits the temptations I face and always provides a way to escape them.

In Jesus Christ,

I have victory over temptation.

Today I am praying you walk in the victory over temptation Christ has provided for you.

I’d love to hear your thoughts and comments below. Are you walking in victory over temptation?