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Learning to Stand in the Faithfulness of God

1 Corinthians 10:13 "No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it."

The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), 1 Co 10:12–13.


This happens more and more…People taking pictures fell Falling to their death. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/07/01/german-tourist-falls-to-his-death-while-trying-to-take-photo-atop-machu-picchu/


In first Corinthians… Paul was issuing that kind of warning. Some were taking so much pride in their maturity, or so much carelessness about their sin that they did not realize how close to the edge they were. They may have thought their leadership ensured them of solid footing, like the Israelites in the the old testament accounts, they had Moses to lead them. That was no guarantee… Corinthians had Paul and Apollos, and Peter… Solid teaching… But this is no guarantee...


Are you Standing in the Faithfulness of God?…the danger v. 12 is falling. This is contrasting the word he uses at the end of 13. ENDURE - Standing…The goal that you will bear the load of it and stand.

In our lit. as fig. ext. of ‘bear or carry by being under - to bear up under trouble or difficulty, submit to, endure someth. in imagery of one who is under a burden (as e.g. an armor-bearer who is under the arms that he carries) … the blood of Christ made the bounty of repentance available to all the world

A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature, 3rd ed. (ὑποφέρω)


Standing under: Temptation (3986) (peirasmos from peirazo = to make trial of, try, tempt, prove in either a good or bad sense) describes first the idea of putting to the test and then refers to the tests or pressures that come in order to discover a person’s nature or the quality of some thing. 


People fail, life is unfair, but arent you glad God is faithful?!