June 3rd, 2016
1 Corinthians 10:1-13
I sat with the groom and groomsmen waiting for the ceremony to begin. The groom looked a bit pale as he opened an outside door. He took a deep breath of fresh air. The best man asked, “Do you know what that door is?” The groom responded, “No.” “It’s your last chance to be a free man!” We all laughed. The tension was broken.
Life is shaped by the doors we open and the ones we don’t. In this life temptation is a certainty. Even Jesus Christ faced it while he shared our flesh. In Hebrews 2:18 we read, “Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.”
How does he help us? By providing a way out. “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 Cor. 10:13b).
There is always a way out. It may not be the easiest, most convenient, or least painful, but by God’s grace there is always a way.
Author: Duane Brush