The Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations. 2 Peter 2:9
Magnets come with different degrees of magnetism. Some are just strong enough for posting photos to the refrigerator. Others are powerful enough to pick up a car. The most powerful electro-magnet on earth is in Tokyo. The last time scientists tried to use it, it blew the doors off the building.
Temptations are like magnets. They cast an attraction toward our sinful nature. Some are easier to resist while others feel nearly impossible to withstand. We can’t imagine the sexual temptation Joseph felt as Potiphar’s wife attempted to entice him, or what Jesus endured as Satan tempted Him in the desert. But the Bible says, “No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape” (1 Corinthians 10:13).
When temptation grabs you in its force field, don’t assume you have to yield to it. Resist it in the power of the Spirit and with the weapon of Scripture.
Temptation is so strong in our lives precisely because it’s not about us. Temptation is an assault by the demonic powers on the rival empire of the Messiah. Russell Moore
Watch Out For Fakes! – 2 Peter 2:1-14 – Skip Heitzig
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