Sin is NEVER Mandatory

I Corinthians 10:13

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

Not “my situation is different.”  God says it is common.

Not “God let me down.”  He is faithful.

Not “the temptation was too strong for me.”  God doesn’t allow that.

Not “I had no way out.”  God always makes a way, if we have the integrity to look for it.

No excuses.  Sin is never mandatory.  You never have to do it.

(Based on something in tomorrow’s post, thought it worth making into its own post.)


About Jon Gleason

Former Pastor of Free Baptist Church of Glenrothes
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2 Responses to Sin is NEVER Mandatory

  1. I’ve been thinking a lot about Romans 13: 14 lately, where it says to not make provision for the flesh to fullfill its lusts. How to apply that to my life? We long ago got rid of things because of how they effected our lives, so stopped making provision in certain areas. Yet I struggle so much with my attitude towards others. In a sense when I allow myself to dwell on hurts, I am feeding the lust of the flesh. But God did make a way…. Philippines 4:8 is one verse of many that I can have in my head to fight this battle. Sometimes I can see improvement, but yet so often I seem to step backwards.

    • Jon Gleason says:

      Philippians 4:8 is indeed very helpful. Another verse that I find helps is II Corinthians 10:5, which talks about bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.

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