Read: 1 Corinthians 10:1-22
God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. (v. 13)
I know Scripture is true and without error, but sometimes this verse is hard for me to take in, even causing me to doubt. When temptation comes my way, it feels like giving in is the only path available. However, I’ve come to realize that the issue is with me, not with the Scripture. Am I looking for God’s way out to honor him, or would I rather give in to the temptation and experience the fleeting benefit it offers me? My answer isn’t always what it should be, and I’m guessing I’m not the only one.
Prayer has become my weapon of choice in this spiritual battle. In the midst of temptation, I pray for God to reveal his way out. When I’m not facing a season of temptation, prayer for strength prepares me in the event that temptation arises. Also, I share my areas of temptation with accountability partners so they can pray for me.
We must believe the truth of God’s Word: that he will bless us with a way out of temptation that honors him. Prayer is a tremendous weapon in our battle against temptation. Instead of losing battles because we have neglected God’s resources, may we activate this weapon and draw on God’s power through prayer. —Jason DeVries
Prayer: Lord, I humbly and gratefully give thanks that you always provide a way out. Your love never fails. Amen.