https://inspirationsbykatheryn.com/historical-novel-about-jesus/book-3-hearts-afire-adults-childs-versions/The Scripture for today, October 13 (10/13), is 1st Corinthians 10:13 as found in the New Testament of the Bible:
“No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. 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 stand up under it.”
Let’s balance this verse with Romans 8:37 which says, “In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” We cannot be more than conquerors unless we have something to conquer.
What are you tempted to do or not do on a regular basis in your everyday life? Take a long hard look at them and remind yourself of the source.
Romans 6:16 explains, “Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone to obey him as slaves, you are slaves to the one whom you obey ~ whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?”
Physically, if you lift heavy things, you will grow more muscles. If you run beyond your endurance, you build stamina. God allows some temptation in your life in order to build your spiritual muscles and spiritual stamina. What Satan intends to break you down can instead build you up if you resist.
So, with courage in your soul and boldness in your heart, stand up and say, “No more! I am not your slave, Satan. I will win over you. God and I are stronger than you. Satan, get used to it: You lose.
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