I Corinthians 10:13 “No temptation has seized you except what is common to man.”

Temptation itself isn’t sin – it’s something we’re bound to all face simply by being a sin-natured human being. Even Jesus Himself was tempted for 40 days in the desert by the devil. (Matthew 4:1-11) And that’s where the big difference lies…God tests, the devil tempts. James 1:13-14 is clear, God cannot tempt us, but our temptations are included in His Sovereign plan for our good. For if we overcome temptation, we are strengthened spiritually…but if we succumb to our unrighteous passions & desires, we will be hit with our own desperate need for further sanctification & grace. God will test us, but He will never tempt us in the sense of enticing us to sin. And if we need a good example of this, we only have to look to His Son, Jesus, Who was tested & tempted in every way, yet was without sin. (Hebrews 4:15)

Author: kezha1

A Christian mother, grandmother, and retired nurse living in Illinois. Called into a ministry of encouraging others to find their ultimate plan and purpose in life through Christ.

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