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UCB Word For Today 18 August 2023 – Overcoming Temptation

UCB Word For Today 18 August 2023 MESSAGE:
UCB Word For Today 18 August 2023 Fri
day Daily Devotional Message by United Christian Broadcasters

TOPIC: Overcoming Temptation

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. 1 Corinthians 10:13 NKJV

UCB Word For Today 18th August 2023 MESSAGE:

The Bible says, ‘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’ (v. 13 NKJV). Our minds are like a hotel. The manager cannot keep someone from entering the lobby, but he can keep them from getting a room. And it’s the same with temptation.

When God redeemed you, you became a regenerate spirit living in an unregenerate body. And you were ‘sealed [by the Holy Spirit] unto the day of redemption’ (see Ephesians 4:30). When you seal an envelope, its contents are protected until it’s delivered to its destination. Getting the idea? Satan can’t prevail against your regenerate spirit, so he attacks you through your lower nature. Paul acknowledged this: ‘I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway’ (Romans 7:19 NLT). You will never be immune to temptation, but you can overcome it. Notice three things in this Scripture:

1) ‘God is faithful.’ Like a shepherd who never abandons his sheep, when you go astray, He will bring you back to the fold.

2) ‘Will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able.’ Like a good coach training you, God will permit the weight of your temptations to strengthen you but not break or destroy you.

3) ‘With the temptation will also make the way of escape.’ If you choose your own way, you will go down in defeat. God’s ‘way of escape’ is through prayer, His Word, Christian fellowship, and Spirit-filled living. That’s how to overcome temptation.

DAILY BIBLE READING: Proverbs 10-12, 1 Corinthians 14:1-19

UCB Word For Today 18th August 2023. United Christian Broadcasters is a Christian media charity that exists to offer every person, in every place, every moment of the day, the opportunity to hear, watch or read the Word of God in a relevant and engaging way.

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