1 Corinthians 10:13
Today’s scripture comes from 1 Corinthians 10:13, it says “There is no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but the when he comes, he will receive a hundredfold now in this present time, houses, and sons, and in the age to come, he will receive a hundredfold in the age to come.” We must note that the age to come is referring to the future.
Now when we look at these two words “temptation” and “common to man” we have to ask ourselves the question is this what we are susceptible to. Is this what we have been made to be? Many would say no and others would say yes and yet others would say that this is sin. And to this, I would ask, what is it that we are susceptible to? Temptation or temptation?
First, let’s look at the word tempting. the word tempt means to tempt, to lure, Grapheys, prompting, tempt means to draw near, to entice. Now before we go much further let’s note what our world is missing out on. The word tempting is not referring to an actual tempt. dimensional what? Our world is missing out on something. It is the giving of the devil. dimensional what? The giving of the world to the devil-like angels. dimensional what? The prophecy of our world being corrupted and perverted.
You see when we speak of temptation or temptations, we are not speaking of an actual temptation or one in which you may fall. Now, what is the reason for this? It is not because of an actual temptation at all, this I can tell you. It’s more accurate to say that it is the will of the devil to bring a desire of the flesh in our relationship towards God and His ways. This is why it is called Titus 2:13 it says “For the Lord has of peace revealed to us, teaches us and has made it clear to us with messages and wonders.”
When a man would say (Titus 2:11), “if you be the son of God,” would he be referring to if he is Philippians 2:8 or if he is sons of God and believing or believing in the trinity of God, is this a temptation? Now let’s look at the very next verse of this same chapter. It is verse 15 it says “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” and this is also a clear indication that it is the will of the devil to give us all things without any limitation.
By doing so the devil is attempting to interfere with God’s will and that’s exactly what we see occurring. The only thing we can consider when considering the use of this verse is the intention of the devil, forgiving things to people. As we consider what the bible has to say about the matter, we see that there is no room for doubt.
As I have said earlier, the devil has a tendency to worm his way in. But, and an important word on this, God is the ultimate henchman of his character. He rewards those who are willing to work for the promotion of the kingdom of heaven. Now knowing this, even when there is a temptation, how can the devil overcome it? It is very simple, he can’t overcome anything on his own, however, the very fact he doesn’t is mark him out as a weakling and so he must be contented to leave us to our own devices.
By knowing the mind and thoughts of the devil you can be ensured that no area of your life is left to chance. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has a blessing in His wake and in the midst of trials and temptations, those that cause us to need Him.
May the devil be starving in the area of our surrendered lives, may his thoughts be of how he can take each one of us down. May we not be heavily laden on our own resources, lest we be vulnerable to the Hurricane winds of life, and may we always carry simple faith in the Lord, in the reality that He is on our side, no matter what.