“No temptation [regardless of its source] has overtaken or enticed you that is not common to human experience [nor is any temptation unusual or beyond human resistance]; but God is faithful [to His word—He is compassionate and trustworthy], and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability [to resist], but along with the temptation He [has in the past and is now and] will [always] provide the way out as well, so that you will be able to endure it [without yielding, and will overcome temptation with joy].”
1 Corinthians 10:13 AMP
I was just thinking the other day of how much easier life would be today, if it was like the Bible days….
If there weren’t so many images to delete or look away from…
But then, it dawned on me…
King David didn’t have the internet, or billboards, but still managed to cast his gaze upon bathing Bathsheba.
And notice I said , King David.
This incident was after He had fought and Won with Goliath, and the man in whom God deemed “after His Own Heart.”
The Truth is, temptation is going to find you.
The enemy is ruthless and plays upon your weaknesses.
Male or Female.
Boy or Girl.
I remember Peyt being little and hiding behind the closet door with the Oreos I had accidentally left behind-
After telling her she had had enough.
Days later, the Holy Spirit at work in her little heart, nudged her to tell her Grammy.
What I am saying is, no matter what era, or age,
Temptation to give in to something we crave, isn’t whether or not it’s trending at the time,
It’s what is in all of our hearts, that needs to be addressed and overcome.
And there’s Only one way…. Jesus.
The Word says that He has been tempted with all of it, yes, it says
ALL OF IT-
Yet without sin.
So, who better to coach us?
He was victorious over it, and Gave us His Victorious ability.
But we have to work with Him.
For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.