Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
1 Corinthians 10:8-13 (KJV)
We are living in this amazing age of grace. Here Paul wrote to us who are living in the age of grace and warned us that what happened to the people in the age of the Law could happen to us if we indulge in the same sinful practices as they did and paid painfully for their disobedience. It is very comforting to know that our Heavenly Father in His faithfulness will see to it that we are not exposed to a temptation, pressure, and hardship that we are not able to bear. You may cry out and say: really? Yes, really. If we totally depend on Him in our hour of trials. Otherwise we can be overwhelmed.
Yours in Christ, Pastor Festus Nsoha