This is the free Student devotional for Do Over Session 6: A Life You Can’t Live on Your Own
Always a Way Out
Thank God for His faithfulness and invite Him to prepare your heart for what He wants to teach you today.
List the things that most often tempt you to sin.
Study 1 Corinthians 10:13 and underline each truth found in it.
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to humanity. God is faithful, and He will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation He will also provide a way of escape so that you are able to bear it.
—1 Corinthians 10:13
Temptation is not unusual or unexpected. It happens to everyone. What steps can you take now to be prepared to handle things you know tempt you to sin?
Because of His faithful love for us, God doesn’t allow temptations that are so great they overtake us. We will fall victim to sin if we choose not to look for the way out God has provided. How have you seen God provide ways of escape in your life?
When giving in to temptation, some people say, “I can’t help it.” What does this passage have to say about that excuse?
God is faithful in temptation; He provides a way out for us. As believers, we no longer have to give in to every temptation that comes our way.
Look back over the temptations you listed earlier. Lift those temptations up to God, asking Him to help you to choose the way of escape in every situation.
To learn more about God’s faithfulness in temptation, read these verses: Psalm 119:11; Matthew 26:41; Ephesians 6:11; Hebrews 2:18; James 1:12-13; and 1 Peter 5:8.
Teach 1 John 1:9-10 to a friend, parent, or sibling. Recite it and explain what the verses mean in your life.
Behind the Story
Paul’s words to the Corinthian believers come in response to their idea that they could please God (v. 12) and do whatever they wanted (vv. 6, 14-23). In verses 6-10, Paul used the Israelites’ bad example as a cautionary tale. Verse 13, then, is not only encouragement, but also a warning: if God provides a way of escape for every temptation we face, then He expects us to take it.
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