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, that you may be able to bear it. 1 Corinthians 10:13
Many of us have been through the preflight instructions given by a flight attendant before take-off. How to buckle your seatbelt; how to use your seat cushion as a flotation device. And the most important: how to escape the aircraft through the emergency exits. Happily, the escape paths are almost never needed. Sadly, most people don’t pay attention to those instructions—negligence that could prove fatal.
The Bible gives Christians instructions on how to escape situations of spiritual danger. It does so by reminding us that the Israelites failed to take advantage of their escape paths and suffered dire results (1 Corinthians 10:1-13). Israel was tempted to sin and suffered in extreme ways. Paul writes that, in every tempting situation, God provides a way of escape if we will see it and take it. “Take it” calls for a choice on our part, a decision of obedience.
Don’t wait for temptation to look for the way of escape. Learn the paths of obedience beforehand and be prepared.
Escape the temptation, escape the sin. Anonymous