“You are tempted in the same way that everyone else is tempted. But God can be trusted not to let you be tempted too much, and he will show you how to escape from your temptations”. – 1 Corinthians 10v13 (CEV)
Most of us will have seen this programme on the TV, or at very least have heard of it. In this show, Celebrities face all kinds of challenges and are made to live in the jungle, and when it gets too tough and it becomes more than they can bear, they can shout “I’m a Celebrity, get me out of here” – and they are allowed to leave the programme and return home.
It can be like that too as Christians. When we make a decision to follow Jesus, there are times that are awesome when all is well and times that can get really tough. Sometimes we can feel that there is just no way out of what we’re going, that there is no way out of the thing that is constantly tempting us and making us fall. We can feel trapped and keep on tripping over the same thing. The pressure of this can get too much and we can want to shout ‘I’m a Christian; get me outta here!!’
But, the beauty of today’s verse is that it says that God can be trusted not to let you be tempted too much, and he will show you how to escape from your temptations. This means that when we keep on getting tempted to watch something on TV we shouldn’t, when we are tempted to get really angry or use language that we know should be better, God can give us a way out if we ask Him to help.
Cube Challenge: If you are following the JUNE CHALLENGE – remember to keep on doing that – you’ll be amazed at the results. Also remember to pray specifically that God helps you when you get tempted this week – don’t worry – He will help you find a way out, resist and stay strong in Him.