1 Corinthians 10:12-13
12 Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. 13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
Let him who thinks he stands take heed? Many times it is when we think we are the strongest that we have the strongest fall. We start thinking even believing that we are somehow purifying ourselves and that our willpower and our loyalty come from us. We are only fooling ourselves and it is a short walk from a great cliff. A cliff that leads to sin and conviction. We must recognize that everything good about us is the work of the Holy Spirit living and dwelling in our hearts. The Holy Spirit drives us to Jesus Christ. It is the work of the Spirit that leads us not into temptation. It is the work of the Holy Spirit that shows the door of escape as we face temptation. The Spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. Jesus tells us that in Matthew 26:41. However, this does not give us the right to fall, it simply gives us eyes to see the battlefield. The Spirit of God living inside us will always be ready for the battle our flesh will be reluctant, weak and sometimes in rebellion. However, fight the good fight, feed the Spirit and not the flesh. Is your flesh weak, then pray. Is your flesh weak, then study the Bible. Is your flesh weak then assemble together with children of God and do Godly things. Is your flesh weak, then put on praise and worship music and sing to your King. is your flesh weak, then look for the door of escape and run through it with all you have. Jesus provides victory, reach out and grab it.
Reaching for Him,
Brother Big Daddy