Monday, September 26, 2016


By John N. Baker

Scripture Reading: I Corinthians 10:13

We often think our situation is unique and that we have unusual temptations. Our text shoots that theory full of holes. Let us not blame God for our temptations, however. "Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth He any man: But every man is tempted when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed" (James 1:13-14). Because of our old Adamic nature, we are tempted by our own lusts. This is why temptations are "common to man," and we are all tempted alike because we are all alike-sinners.

God may not take away our temptations; but He will make the proper provisions, so we can stand against them, that we "might be able to bear it." He never promises to remove temptations but promises us victory over temptations. He alone is the great Enabler in every situation. "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me" (Philippians 4:13). Man is not faithful, but God is always faithful. We can depend upon Him in all situations of life. David realized this when he said, "Thy mercy, 0 Lord, is in the heavens; and Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds" (Psalms 36:5). Our great God not only brings us through temptations, but uses them to test us and build character within us. How this should teach us to rely totally upon Him!

We are so apt to become frustrated in time of temptation and feel defeated. However, if we will turn our cares over to God and depend upon Him, being the faithful God that He is, He will see us through every trial and temptation.

How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4

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