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.”
What a joy it is to know that the child of God does not need to fear temptation. God has promised that they will never be too great to bear – with His help.
Before the value of this promise can be realized, the believer must understand what a temptation is. It is an opportunity to sin. A temptation itself is not a sin. Remember that Jesus was tempted, yet He remained without sin.
The verse is not saying that we will not be tempted. Although we have a new nature, God has also permitted our old one to stay with us for now. We have a choice now, though, when we face it: will we serve God or serve the flesh and the Devil?
The above Bible verse promises also that no temptation we are allowed to face as we serve God will ever be too great. This is because God will always make it so that there is an escape route. Prayer always helps us to see them and to want to escape from them.
There may be a price to pay for it, however, but God always sees and knows. Joseph, for instance, resisted Potiphar’s wife, but was cast into prison. God used this time as a further training ground for Joseph, but Joseph did not know what would happen.
The Apostle Paul mentioned that any trouble we face down here is to be looked at as a “light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory” ( II Corinthians 4:17). This means it will be well worth it all when we see the glory and rewards that await us for having resisted sin and continuing to serve God here.