Many times when we are faced with temptation we forget that we have the victory. We may be afraid of temptation. In this devotional, I would like to remind you about the victory you have through Christ.
We should rejoice in temptation. James 1:4 says, "My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;" James is not saying to be happy when you fall to temptation, but when you are tempted. When we stand strong against temptation, it will strengthen our faith and bring us patience that will allow us to endure through trials.
We don’t have to fear temptation. God promises that He will only allow us to be tempted so far. 1 Corinthians 10:13 says, "But God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it." No matter what comes our way, we have the ability to choose a more abundant life with Christ. No matter how much we have fallen to temptation in the past, we don’t have to fall ever again in the future. God has made a way that we do not need to fall to sin. Christ has given us the victory.
So I would like to encourage you, rejoice in temptation. It does not hold power over you. You do not need to fear temptation. God has made a way for us to walk in righteousness continually.
"But God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it." – 1 Corinthians 10:13
Isn’t that a great promise!