1 Corinthians 10:13
God provided this Scripture to me recently, and I’m newly fascinated by it. Because it contains a promise.
God will provide a way of escape.
There’s no guesswork in this Scripture. No doubt. When it comes to temptation, there’s something you can ALWAYS expect.
God will provide.
This Scripture brings an extraordinary reassurance. A certainty.
What a concept. That God the Creator will directly act when we his creation are assailed by temptation and provide a way of escape. It only falls to us to see that escape, and take hold of it.
Is the way of escape the phone call that comes just at the point of your greatest weakness, giving you the choice to answer it or remain in temptation? Is it the premonition that tells you, “Here it is, the fork in the road that leads me to the point of no return”? Is it the hymn or Scripture that drifts uninvited into your thoughts? Is it the sudden compelling urge — “RUN”?
I’m not suggesting we seek out temptation to see God’s hand at work, any more that I would suggest we increase our sin so that Grace will increase (bad idea!). I’m just saying that maybe it’s easiest to see God’s hand when He is reaching out to pull us from the pit of temptation. God grant us His Grace that we may see His hand, and take hold of it.