“A Way Out” (1 Corinthians 10: 13, ESV) by Carley Evans

We are without excuse. When we sin, we miss — by ignoring or outright refusing — the way out provided by God. We are not able to say, when we are tempted, that it is God. Rather, “each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.” (James 1: 14 – 15)

When tempted by desire, we ought to expect the way out we know is provided by our loving Father. As we anticipate our desire, we also should anticipate the sin blossoming within it, and ready ourselves for the path of escape.

I don’t think God means for the way of escape to be difficult to find. God also does “not let [us] be tempted beyond [our] ability.”

“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who has in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4: 15 – 16)

4 thoughts on ““A Way Out” (1 Corinthians 10: 13, ESV) by Carley Evans

  1. Beautiful! My heart was warmed at just reading those very familiar scriptures. One shoud stop and seriously CONSIDER…’without excuse.’ Heavy!

    Again, beautiful post. thanks.

  2. This is so true… God does not want us to sin and doesn’t allow us to be tempted beyond what we’re able to bear. We can come to the throne of grace before going out or during the time of temptation and God is faithful to help us.

    Sometime the conquering armies of Israel had to cry out in the midst of a particularly difficult battle, but yet God was right there to help them when they put their trust in Him.

    God will do the same for us when we call on Him out of a pure heart and rely on Him to lead and guide us. “…Walk in the Spirit, and you will not fulfill the lust of the flesh” Galatians 5:16 KJV.

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