end point

April 2016 (16)

1 Corinthians 10:13-15

1Co 10:13 A temptation has not taken you unless it is human. God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond your ability, but he will also make an end point with the temptation, allowing you to be able to endure it.

1Co 10:14 For this reason, my loved ones, run away from this idolatry.

1Co 10:15 I am speaking to you as people with insight; decide for yourselves on what I am saying.

end point

 The particular temptation Paul spoke of here was that of falling back into a life of idolatry.  He pleads for the Corinthian Christians to run away from idolatry.  This is possible because God has provided an end point within them: a point where they can stop thinking and acting like idolaters.  Paul challenges the Corinthians to look within themselves, and see if the God who is faithful to them has given them what they need to be faithful to him.  He has, and he has given it to us too.

LORD, give us the insight to know that the faith you gave us when we were saved is the faithfulness we need to overcome temptation.


About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is a former Christian missionary who now lives in Williamsburg, Virginia. If your church or small group would like to hear Jeff speak, you can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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1 Response to end point

  1. marilyn1123 says:

    Thank you so much for posting this! Great message!

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