Temptation

Re:Verse passage – 2 Samuel 11 (day seven)

Studying 2 Samuel 11 this week I found myself going to 1 Corinthians 10:13 often:

No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.

This is a verse you should have memorized and use as your lifeboat in the raging sea of temptation. Two truths are revealed here that keep us steady and safe though the world is tossed to and fro.  1. All temptation is common.  No matter what you face many before you have endured the same struggle, and God is never surprised by the situation you find yourself in.  2. There is a way of escape at the hand of God.  You can say “no”, you can make it out, you can overcome, but only by the work of the Holy Spirit in your life.

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Chris Johnson is a Co-Pastor at FBCSA.
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2 Responses to Temptation

  1. Charlie Sims says:

    So isn’t every giving in to the temptation to sin a selfish response to the temptation? I think I deserve to be angry because of the situtation I am in, and so I become angry because I am only thinking of myself. David yielded to the temptation with Bathsheba because he felt like he deserved to fulfill his sexual desires with her. So at the first sign of tempation, I must recognize that I am only thinking of myself, and not being obedient to my Father, who desires me to be faithful to Him. “Lord, I yield to you my lustful desires so that I might not fulfill the desires of my flesh, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, turn my eyes away from myself and turn my eyes upon Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.”

  2. Dr. Phuong Le Callaway, (PhD), CA says:

    Great topic and great post! Human temptation has so many variables, versions, and combinations that no list could contain all of them. Temptation itself is not a sin, but how we respond makes all the difference. Do we respond God’s way or the Satan’s way?

    Please also read Temptation: How Does It Occur? – Life, Hope & Truth
    https://lifehopeandtruth.com/change/sin/deadly-sins/temptation/how-does-temptation-occur/

    Have you wondered why temptation occurs?

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