Ginrich's Devotional Blog

January 31, 2012

Intervention

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God's Word,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:17 am
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1Corinthians 10:13 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 under it (he Holy Bible, New International Version)

Sometimes this verse is hard to believe. We may know in our mind God puts no more on us than we can bear and that everything must first pass through His hand but sometimes it doesn’t appear so. We know God has the power to intervene in all things but sometimes it appears He does not. Sometimes it is because we fail to see His intervention. Sometimes it is because we refuse His intervention. God has chosen not to force man to respond to Him. We may go through life not understanding why many things happen to our loved ones or us. At those times we must choose to trust God. He is faithful and all knowing. We only know the present and the past and that knowledge is filtered by our emotions lack of complete information and/or vision. God knows all past, present and future and has complete information and perfect vision. Next time we face a trial let us remember all is not always as it seems and God is faithful to move us through any trial or temptation we might face if we will only look for Him.

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November 30, 2010

Temptation

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Mt 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

 

When we ask God not to lead us into temptation we are not saying it is God Who tempts us.  We re asking God for His power to keep By praying these words we’re asking God to keep us from returning to our sinful ways.  Over our lives we develop sinful habits.  Habits are hard to break.  We are asking God to help us break those sinful habits.  Sinful habits put us into the hands of Satan – the evil one.  To be delivered from the snares of Satan we need God’s help in breaking the habit patterns that lead us to sin.  We are living in a world that is evil.  We are surrounded by evil.  We have watered down the meaning of the word “evil.”  Evil is anything that separates us from God.  Anything that is no done, said or thought in the perfect love of God is evil.  By this definition we can see how evil we are and how much we need God’s help to save us, not only from the evil one, but from ourselves as well.

 

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