1 Corinthians 10:13 is a favorite children’s bible memory verse, but how many know the story behind this verse?
“No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; He will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.”
Paul wrote this letter to the church at Corinth to encourage them to return to the healthy Christians lives from which they had strayed.
When Paul had first arrived at Corinth to preach the good news of Jesus, he found a city known for drunkenness, idolatry, fighting and a lack of love for one another. That was no surprise, they didn’t know Jesus.
Paul stayed their 18 months and many Jews and Gentiles (non-Jews) came to Christ. The Corinthian church became known for the healthy changes they made, devotion to Christ and love for one another.
Because of the immorality of Corinth, Paul knew that Corinthian believers would be tempted to fall back into their old ways. So he told them in 1 Corinthians 10:13 that God wouldn’t allow any temptation to come their way that He wouldn’t also give them the power to overcome.
Wise words for us and our children as we also live in an evil age surrounded by temptation.
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