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 10:13)
Today's Morsel: Temptation is the same for everyone. We are all tempted with the same temptations. I've had people say to me, it's easy for you to avoid temptation, you are a preacher. Wrong! It's harder for me in some cases, because I have to live what I preach. The Bible says in Hebrews 4:15: "For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin" (Hebrews 4:15). Jesus was tempted also, He just made up His mind not to sin and we have to do the same thing. Hebrews 2:18 says: "For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted" (Hebrews 2:18). Jesus gives us His Spirit to help us overcome the temptations that come into our lives. The way to defeat temptation is contentment. When we are content with who we are, what we have, and where we are, it makes it easier to see the temptations when they come and we can decide if we will give in or walk away. Paul said, 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." You need to maintain a close walk with God so that when He speaks to you, you are able to listen and avoid the tempter.
Sing: When gloom and sadness whisper, you've sin no use to pray, I look away to Jesus, and He tells me to say.
I see a crimson stream of blood, it flows from Calvary, its waves which reach the throne of God, are sweeping over me.