'No one who is tempted should ever be confused and say that God is testing him." There is a difference between tempting and testing. God does test us, but He doesn't tempt us to sin. That would be Satan's job and our own sinful nature. God is Holy and free from evil, so He doesn't tempt us to sin. That doesn't mean He doesn't allow it and it doesn't mean we aren't tempted. But, He is there if we will turn to Him when we are tempted. The Bible says, "Any temptation you face will be nothing new. But God is faithful, and He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can handle. But He always provides a way of escape so that you will be able to endure and keep moving forward." (I Corinthians 10:13 VOICE) It really comes down to our response to temptation. God will provide a way out IF we turn to Him and ask for help. He is faithful and will "provide a way of escape," but we have to turn to God. If we allow temptation to allow us to sin, that is our responsibility. We choose how we respond to temptation. May I always turn to God.
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Thanksgiving for today
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