“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. Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.” (1 Corinthians 10:12-14).
Today’s Morsel: One of the things that I have learned lately is that temptation always comes just before revelation. Just before I learn something deep and profound about God and His ways, I am tempted to do something else. You see, if Satan can tempt you to draw your attention away from God, he can distort the revelation that God is bringing your way. Therefore, he does everything in his power to keep you out of the church. Not only does he know that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God, he knows that revelation also comes by the same method. And so he tempts you to stay home, to not read your Bible, to sleep in, to not pray, and to give more attention to other things than the word and house of God, and you’ll miss out on what Jesus is trying to show you. So, the next time you feel tempted to do the things mentioned above, ask yourself what is God getting ready to show you. Remember, Jesus never tempts anyone.
Sing: Temptations, hidden snares, often take us unawares, and our hearts are made to bleed for each thoughtless word or deed; and we wonder why the test when we try to do our best, but we’ll understand it better by and by.
By and by when the morning comes, and all the saints of God are gathering home, we will tell the story how we've overcome, and we will understand it better by and by.
Thought For Today: Remember, Jesus never tempts anyone (Parker).