18/09/2016

If you think you are standing...


be careful that you don't fall. 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 over it!
1 Corinthians 10: 12-13

A Warning For Us

All other ages pointed toward this last great one in which we live. Notice "all" of them received God"s blessings and mercy (1 Corinthians 10:1-4), yet "some" turned away (1 Corinthians 7:1-40; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; 1 Corinthians 9:1-27; 1 Corinthians 10:1-33). Their sins grew out of lust (James 1:14-15; 1 John 2:16-17). Since they had many blessings yet fell, it serves to warn us. Trusting obedience will keep us from falling (1 Corinthians 10:11-12; 2 Peter 1:10).

1 Corinthians 10:13 teaches God watches out for us as individuals and providentially cares for us. It also shows he has control over all things, even the forces of evil, since he will not allow too much pressure to be brought against us. General kinds of temptation are listed in 1 John 2:15-17. Other Israelites had resisted that which caused some to fall.

Source: in G Hampton's commentary.

Have you taken the time to read the word of God today in the middle of all you activities, I know that at times it's hard to find time but as they say, if there is a will there is a way or rather ask the Lord to help you manage your time and go for it. Aren't we privileged to be in a safe country where we are free to pray, to gather in a fellowship and to encourage each other, to take communion and to read the bible at any time. Let's fix our eyes on our saviour Jesus-Christ who watches over us. Let's take time to listen to him and ask the Holy Spirit to guide us on the right path away from the turbulences and wicked behaviour of the world. 
I  pray that the Lord bless you and your beloved and keep you safe under his wings in the name of Jesus-Christ Amen

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