When we are in Christ we realize all the advantages we have in serving the Lord, in the sense that we are not walking alone, that we have the powerful hand of God that guides us in every process and moment of our lives.
For each problem there is always an exit, and is that in the middle of the problem God walks on our side to not allow us to be destroyed in the middle of this race of faith:
12 So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!
13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. 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 endure it.
1 Corinthians 10:12-13
In the previous verses the apostle was speaking to the Corinthians about idolatry, about how we should flee from idolatry. Then in verse 12 he knocks down the ego of many people who think they are strong or great, and that no one can tear them down. We can not sustain our trust in ourselves but in our beloved and Lord Jesus Christ.
Thank you lord for ,Love and mercy.
And for helping me to keep my faith.
Lord where would we be without you.
There’s always an exit
Our human condition is ready to look for anything we can get pleasure from, or anything to have fun, to laugh or to be in a party spirit, instead of sadness or something that requires a lot of effort from us. In general I think we are that way.
The Word of God commands us to conduct ourselves becomingly, carrying out our duties and respecting His law, but we are carnal, as the apostle Paul says, we are prone to go against the Law and are tempted to fail in the love to God or brothers, other vices or covetousness, which is idolatry.
This is the reason why the apostle admonishes us that God, by his spirit, should be near us, and we always need to have an exit so that we can endure temptations.
“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. 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 endure it.”
1 Corinthians 10:12-13
Our Lord takes care of his children. If he allows us to be tempted, he gives us the exit also.
May the name of God be blessed.