1 Corinthians 10:12-14 "12 Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. 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. 14 Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.
Context: In our scripture this morning, In the course of warning about idolatry, Paul is addressing followers of Christ, who are resting in many false assurances. For some their religious heritage - or some resting on God’s miraculous provision in the past - for some the fantastic leaders they are associated with. Even calling up the 1st chapter where not only were some resting in Moses, they are resting in the fantastic teaching of Peter, and Apollos, and even Paul himself. The warning he issues has to do with Standing… and falling. There is a real danger for you when you make assumptions about your stability. You stop being careful… You better take heed. Nobody is to big to fail...
1 Corinthians 10:13 "THE way of Escape”: The end in duration, or the completion of the times, or the route of escape…a way out for every trial, or temptation, or a way through every testing in your life.
So, what is to be your response to the TTT that comes your way?
The overall of teaching of scripture is that there are three major responses: one of which is highlighted here.
1. There are times you are to Engage and fight.
D.L. Moody, “I thought when I became a christian, all I had to do was lay in the bottom of the boat and drift along. But I I soon discovered that I would be going against the current.”