Daily Devotional

September 30, 2019

A Way Out

1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

Written by: Jesse Flocken

It is easy for me to think that somehow my situation is unique or complicated. It sort of sounds ridiculous to write it out! But 1 Corinthians 10:13 says that “no temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind.” This means that on any given day, I do not surprise God. Even better, He is faithful and has already provided a way out. He does not let me be tempted beyond what I can bear.

This doesn’t read that God won’t allow me into those situations (that is where boundaries come into play), but instead God says when I do end up there, look for the way out which He has so faithfully set aside. God will provide a way out, and it might require me to be bold, take action, and be confident that He loves and wants to bless me.

930Thought of the day: In what area of your singleness, marriage, or whatever season of life you are in does God want to provide a way out of temptations?

Prayer: Jesus, help me live in a way that others can’t help but see You. Help me look for a way out when I am feeling tempted, so that I can honor You in the way You intended to bless me in my relationships.


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