Facing Temptation

1 Corinthians 10:13–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.

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Temptation is to be attracted by something that we feel would bring reward or pleasure.  We are not to think that our temptation is more than others face in their own lives.  Every temptation we face in our life is common to man. Everyone faces the same temptations.

God is faithful.  We can depend on Him as He oversees us and our lives to make sure we don’t face a temptation that is more than we are able to endure.  We don’t walk alone.  He has promised to always be with us and not to forsake us. He will be there to see us through it.  He will make a way to escape from the temptation and to have victory over it.

Our responsibility is to call upon Him and to draw near to Him.  It is also our responsibility to walk in obedience to His word and the leadership of His Holy Spirit.  He will lead us in the way of escape.  He said, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me” (John 10:27).