Christian dating how to avoid temptation
The temptation's intensity and the escape route will be uniquely tailored to the individual, and will not exceed his capacity.
Knowing there is a way of escape, and using that way of escape, may be quite different things.
The Psalmist stated, “Thy Word have I hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against Thee” (Psalms 1).
When God's Word becomes an integral part of the believer's life, it fortifies that person against temptation's power.
But those who are saved may appropriate the power and wisdom of the Word, relying upon God's grace, and can therefore have victory, even over Satan's most subtle and compelling temptations.
The Apostle James clearly condemns the attitude of blaming God for tempting circumstances (James -15).
If one is ignorant of God's Word, one will likely not recognize the escape when he sees it, for he won't know how God works.
Whether or not he uses the escape, though, the believer can never truthfully claim that the temptation was so strong that he had to succumb to it.
atan and his demons stalk the path of every believer, offering all manner of enticements to lure the Christian away from an obedient and faithful walk with Christ.
No one is exempt from Satanic attacks, and no one is completely successful in countering them (I John 1:8, 10), but some Christians succumb to temptation so often that they see no hope for victory. This is an unfortunate condition, born out of despair, for it will blind the believer to the marvelous provision God has made for overcoming temptation.