1 Corinthians 10:13
But remember that the temptations that come into your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will keep the temptation from becoming so strong that you can’t stand up against it. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you will not give in to it.

We’re all tempted. It’s human nature. Temptation is no respecter of persons. It strikes us all.

However, I’ve seen this scripture (1 Cor. 10:13) misused and misinterpreted. Many people have used it for the basis of this statement:

  • God will never give you more than you can handle.

As you read 1 Cor. 10:13, above, you can see it says nothing of the kind. This is one example of misinterpretation of scriptures. It’s a pretty bad one at that, because, it’s misleading people as to God’s nature and character. As humans we don’t like it when people misrepresent who we are to each other. In fact, I’ve seen people get into some pretty heavy arguments and fights over it. With that in mind… wouldn’t you agree that God has a right to be upset that people are misrepresenting Him? I’ve made the mistake in the past. Once I was corrected, however, I repented and sought God’s forgiveness. Shouldn’t you too?

Instead of accepting everything that comes from “mans'” mouth, we should seek wisdom from God and allow the Holy Spirit within us to guide us in right thinking and actions. It’s OK to seek mans’ ideas to compare one with the other to see which one fits with God and HIS word. We should never accept what one person says as truth without investigating it ourselves. I believe that is one major reason why so many people are at odds. Everyone wants to be the “one” to share “the truth” and be right about it. When, in fact, man is fallible. We’re imperfect. Only with God to guide us can we show any kind of truth or rightness.

So, instead of totally trusting things that come from mans’ mouth, seek God. If it doesn’t fit with what God’s word says, reject it. Find God’s truth from the right source, God, in His word and in prayer. The Holy Spirit will never lead you astray.

Prayer: Dear God, thank You for Your word and wisdom to guide us in the right path to You. Show us the right path and the truth. Please forgive me for any misinformation I might have been misguided with and that I may have given. In the name of Yeshua, The Messiah, amen.

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