A Way to Escape
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.
1 Cor 10:13
The Bible tells us God is ever faithful and will always see to it that we are not tempted above what we can bear – that with temptation, He will also make a way to escape … so that we can bear whatever temptation we do have before us.
While escape sounds like a transportation, sometimes a change of location is not immediately possible. Might there be other ways of escape?
Rather than an escape of transportation, perhaps an escape of transformation:
- By prayer
- By Bible reading
- By worship (humming a favorite hymn)
- By witness (focus on God’s creative work)
- By working as unto the Lord
- By fellowship
When in private temptations, I do my best to avoid hiding in the dark but to hide in the light. Get in front of such temptation by being in public places.
And to set my mind on Godly things (Php 4:8).
Other references to escape: Luke 21:36, Heb 2:3
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