Where’s the Exit?

We know [absolutely] that anyone born of God does not [deliberately and knowingly] practice committing sin, but the One Who was begotten of God carefully watches over and protects him [Christ’s divine presence within him preserves him against the evil], and the wicked one does not lay hold (get a grip) on him or touch [him]. (1 John 5:18)

We are bombarded by sin on every occasion. True, we could lock ourselves away and pretend to be hermits, but I don’t believe that would help us to carry out the Master’s Great Commission (See Matthew 28:18-20). So what do we do?

We have to come to realize that we are free from sin and that we have victory over sin. Most times, however, the battle against sin is not an external battle, but an internal battle. Our biggest enemy is the “inner me.” Yet, we do not have to fight the battle alone. We have One that watches over us and gives us the wisdom and strength to stand against sin in our lives.

When I am faced with temptation, the scripture that often comes to mind is 1 Corinthians 10:13,

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: 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.

When temptation comes and it is overbearing, ask God to provide a way of escape. I am a living witness that He will provide the way of escape. Yet, there remains one obstacle that each of us must face: 

Will I take the way of escape?

We already have the victory; it is our responsibility to maintain our position and stand our ground.

One response to “Where’s the Exit?

  • BeLinda Magee

    Thank you for liking the post “Temptation is Common”. We are to “watch and pray to enter not into temptation, because the spirit indeed is willing , but the flesh is weak”. You have a great blog and please keep up the great work in JESUS’ NAME.

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