You are where you are meant to be…

It was allowed to be where you are… God calls us where we are, and then God invites us to a new place. There is a healthy spiritual tension between who we are now (the person whom God created) and whom God calls us to be (the person God intends for us to become).

This verse means that the strength of the temptations we face will be proportionate to the strength God gives us to resist them.

Many people misinterpret this verse to mean that God will not let bad things happen in life that you cannot handle. Such an interpretation contradicts Paul’s later writings where he said he experienced hardship in Asia where he was under great pressure, far beyond his ability to endure it, so he despaired of life itself (2 Corinthians 1:8-9). God allowed Paul, and allows us, to experience difficulties that are too much for us to bear so we lean on God for strength, and do not rely on ourselves (2 Corinthians 1:10).

In contrast to the extreme deadly peril experienced by Paul in Asia, Paul in this verse refers specifically to carnal temptations. Carnal temptations are not new or unusual, but are “common to mankind” and faced in our daily lives. Paul was encouraging the Corinth church to anchor themselves to God for the spiritual strength to resist falling into sin. To anchor themselves to God, they must only worship the one true God (1 Corinthians 10:14).

Published by Fellowship of Praise: ALL praise to God our Reason, Hallelujah!!!

To God be The glory. Let us praise God together for His ALL in our lives, Amen.

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