Help Me To Resist! (1 Corinthians 10:13)

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. 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.
1 Corinthians 10:13

God has given us this great promise of assurance. When we trust in Him, He is faithful to give us the strength and fortitude to resist any evil or temptation. He promises to give us the way of escape.

Yet, as we read the Bible, countless examples of lives given over to temptation and sin abound: Adam and Eve gave in to Satan’s lure, Samson succumbed to Delilah’s charms, David entered into an adulterous affair with Bathsheba, Peter denied he knew Jesus. In none of these examples do we ever read of a cry, “God, save me from this temptation! God, help me to resist!” All fall to temptation and fail.

All except one.

Jesus Christ was tempted yet He was the only one who showed what a life, completely yielded and obedient to God, can be.

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.
Hebrews 4:15

There are no more excuses. If you are a child of God, if you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then you have the ability to resist any temptation that comes before you. By your own efforts, it is impossible, but with God, all things are possible. God’s promise to you is He will provide the way of escape. If you fail, it is because you did not claim God’s promise to rescue you. It is not because the temptation is too strong or God is weak.

There are no more excuses. God will help you to resist all temptations.

Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.