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Today’s Reading: 1 Corinthians 10:13 Version NIV

Temptation is a reality in the lives of Christians. You cannot help but be tempted, but the responsibility of falling into temptation is all yours.

We need to be aware of some truths about temptation: First, no temptation comes upon us without the knowledge and permission of God; second, there is no power in the universe greater than the eternal God; and finally, the temptation can sometimes have positive results. The provocation tests our faith and show, through it, our dependence on God.

Once, Jesus was led into the wilderness to be tempted, but his attitude there, being tempted, showed his intimate relationship with God.

According to the Bible, we will never be tempted beyond our strength. God knows everything and has control over everything that happens to us; we must turn to Him in times of temptation. God will give us strength to resist temptations.

If we overcome the obstacles, we grow in our faith, in our maturity and our relationship with God.

Ildefonso Torres