Responding to Temptation

The Bible says that when we are tempted to do wrong, God will provide a way out so that we can avoid it.  That is an encouraging promise, but does that really mean that every time — or just some of the time?

I think it is every time — really, I do.

The challenge is to be able to recognize the alternative and then to go down that path as soon as we see it.  So, in anticipation of this, I ask God to give me the eyes to see the way out that he will provide — and then to have the will to take it.

In that way, with his help, we can stand up under the temptation — just as the Bible promises.

[1 Corinthians 12:13]