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. (1 Corinthians 10:13)

The world is chock-full of things that tempt us to take a step off God’s path. Just watch TV for five minutes. We’re constantly bombarded with messages promoting a 100% self-centered and 0% God-centered approach to life. Pleasure. Riches. Beauty. Stuff. Lust. God is rarely mentioned and when he is, it’s usually as a profanity.

Don’t buy it. Anything that leads you away from God is a step in the wrong direction.

Everyone faces temptations in life. Even Jesus did. For forty days he went 1-on-1 with Satan in the desert, facing temptation after temptation. But Jesus never gave in. God gave him a way out and he promises to do the same for you and me.

So, what’s the escape route? It’s simple but not always easy: WALK WITH GOD. He’ll light the way through this dark world with his word through the ever-illuminating power of the Holy Spirit. Whenever you’re feeling tempted to stray, pray. There’s absolutely nothing in this world that you and God can’t handle together. He’ll always point you in the right direction.


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