1 Corinthians 10:12 NKJV - "Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall."
The very next verse after this speaks of God providing a "way of escape" when temptation comes. I'd like to suggest that our Daily Verse is sometimes the "way of escape!"
Think about this. If you have been warned to watch out for pitfalls Satan might use to throw temptations in your path wouldn't it be prudent to steer clear of those pitfalls? In other words, "taking heed" to good advice could keep you from falling into trouble. If you carelessly disregard the counsel, then you don't really have a good excuse for the failure.
Another thing about our Daily Verse is that it warns against pride. Many Christians get into trouble because they thought they were "strong enough" to handle any temptation. They considered their spiritual growth was sufficient to keep them on the right path even if the temptations were powerful. That is foolish!
A Christian must rely on the strength God gives all the time! Just because a person is considered "strong in the Lord" doesn't mean they are impervious to Satan's evil darts. The believer must always hold up the "shield of faith" to quench those darts. And that faith is not in the believer - it is in the Lord!
Be careful Christian friend. The more you grow in the Lord the more you'll be in Satan's cross-hairs. The devil will do whatever he can to bring you down into sin. Learn to follow James 4:7, "Submit yourself therefore to God; resist the devil, and he will flee from you."
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.
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