1 Cor 10:13 the word “temptation” does involve being tempted to sin but it also
includes the broader sense of the tests and trials (pressures, circumstances
and the hostile opposition of people) that come against us every day.
often the devil tries to make us feel that it is only me as an individual that
has a particular problem. What’s the matter with me? How come everyone else has
no problem with this? But praise God this passage from Corinthians goes on to
show us that all our tests and trials are common to man, in other words, we all
experience the same tests and trials!
more exciting is the last part of the verse where God says He won’t allow the
pressure to get beyond what we can bear and He will provide the way of escape.
Not any way but the way, His way! So often we try to dig our way out in our own
efforts, or is that only me that does that?
2 Cor 12:9 God tells us that His grace is sufficient for us and when we are
weak He can be strong in our lives. In other words, when we back off and say: “God
I can’t deal with this, you are going to have take care of it”, He can come in
and show us the way.
at peace today and be sensitive to His voice, “casting all your cares on Him
for He cares for you” (1Peter 5:7) and He will show you the way and lift you up.
Halleluiah, I think I just preached myself
said: “do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink;
nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the
body more than clothing?” (Matt 6:25) The Apostle Peter told us to cast every
care on Jesus as Jesus loves us (1 Peter 5:7.) That’s every care.
Matthew chapter 6, Jesus illustrated Gods ability to care for us and to meet
our needs. Jesus said why would you worry? Look how God feeds the birds! They
don’t even farm; God feeds them. Look at the flowers in summer time. Not even
Solomon with all his wealth and resources could get clothes to match the beauty
of a flower garden.
Philippians Chapter 4 and verse 19 Paul said: “and my God shall supply all your
need according to His riches and glory in Christ Jesus”. Notice that God
supplies all of your need according to His resources! It gets even better; Paul
told us that God can do more that we can think or ask (Eph 3:20).
in our main passage from Mathews Gospel, Jesus said that if we seek God and walk
in obedience to Him, then: “all these things shall be added to you” (Matt 6:33).
Now that’s good news, not something to worry about!