1 Corinthians 10:12-13 12

If you think you are standing strong, be careful, for you, too, may fall into the same sin. 13 But remember that the temptations that come into your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will keep the temptation from becoming so strong that you can’t stand up against it. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you will not give in to it. Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

God will sometimes allow us to be tempted to see if our heart is turned toward Him.  There will be things the come into our lives that are not of God and if we turn toward them, they will lead us away from God.  When these situations come into our life, they do not wear a big red flag saying they are a temptation.  Satan is more subtle than that and he will always come to you in your weakest area and when you are at your weakest.  When Satan was allowed to tempt Christ, he came when Christ was weak from hunger.  He will come to us when we are tired, frustrated and overworked.  The temptation is not sin, but can lead to sin.  We need to be alert as Satan is like a roaring lion as stated in 1 Peter 5:8,9: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith…”  We need to remember that the roaring lion was the old one with no teeth the rest sent out to scare the prey into the jaws of the others who still had teeth to kill.  A lion seeking prey will not make any noise, but the older one would to scare the prey. Satan is like the roaring lion, he has no teeth, but he can scare you into death, if you choose to give in to the temptation before you.  God will keep you from being tempted beyond what you can stand, so there is never any excuse to give in.  We need to remember this and to pray for wisdom to see the temptation for what it is.  It is an old toothless lion trying to scare us into death.  Resist him and stand steadfast in your faith in Christ.

Have a God Day!