Friday, December 3, 2010


NIV Version

1st Corinthians 10:11 These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the fulfillment of the ages has come. 12 So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! 13 No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.

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The Message

11-12These are all warning markers—danger!—in our history books, written down so that we don't repeat their mistakes. Our positions in the story are parallel—they at the beginning, we at the end—and we are just as capable of messing it up as they were. Don't be so naive and self-confident. You're not exempt. You could fall flat on your face as easily as anyone else. Forget about self-confidence; it's useless. Cultivate God-confidence.

We all make mistakes. Not a one of is perfect, although sometimes we would like to think we are. I know I am in no way perfect. What I do know is that I was created in the image of THE Perfect One. And that everyday is a test to be like Him. We all have different struggles. Some may be drugs and alcohol. Other's it may be money or food. Some may even have issues with fidelity. No matter what your stumbling point, I found these verses comforting in my Bible studying today. And it left such an impact on my heart that I have been thinking about it all day and felt the need to blog about it. If someone that happens to read this needed to hear these verses then praise the Lord that I listened to His calling.

If you are not being tempted, then my friend watch out cause the devil has already won that battle. The biggest part of these verses that stuck out is God is faithful. We will fall and stumble but he will always be there and will not give us more then we can handle.

I know several people who look at that verse and relate it too bad things that happen to us, that he will not give us more then we can bear. But I don't think it has to do with that at all. I think it has all to do with temptation. Yes we are creatures of free will, but he knows where our heart is and he is going to let the devil tempt us, but not more then we can't say no to and rebuke.

I have a deep calling in my heart to help our teenagers prevent teenage pregnancy. And this verse keeps coming into my head when I think of it. Yes you will be tempted but you CAN get through it without failing.. I am excited about the chance to go with some of our youth to a program called Silver Ring Thing. ( I want them to know even if they have fallen they can start over. Isn't that just the most wonderful gift. That we can be forgiven and get a second chance? What ever it is my friends that is tempting you I hope you find a way to overcome and become closer to God. It is a long journey, but such a rewarding one. Nothing else can offer the final reward that God does.

Ok I am getting off my soapbox now, back to your regularly schedule programing!

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