Faith Filled Friday at the Kraaft Shaak with Nanette Church. We are using Our Daily Bread daily verse each week.
Today’s verse is:
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 temptation he will also provide a way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.- ESV
Nanette here and it’s my pleasure to bring you this Faith Filled Friday’s post. This week’s post is about God’s promise to lead you from temptation.
I have to tell you that studying this verse has led me down interpretations that may not be received with understanding. But, maybe, sometimes, that is how the word comes across to you personally, and in those instances need much more reflection, study and prayer, and I will do that later. Right now we will deal with this verse as it stands on its own.
How many times have you heard the saying if God brings you to it, he will get you through it? Reminds you of this verse, doesn’t it. Well, this verse tells us God does not bring temptation to us, nor trials, tests or tribulations. But I am sure he watches how we deal with them. The first sentence of this verse tells us that. No temptations has overtaken you that is not common to man. That means he gave us free will and in doing so, the decisions we make bring us to different pathways or choices and what we choose brings us those trials. He knows we are human, he knows we make mistakes and he knows we have limitations.
God is faithful to us, and will not allow us to be put in front of temptation that is too much for us to bear and has provided a means of escape so we will be able to endure the circumstance. So you might wonder, what about drug addicts, alcoholics, gamblers, etc.? Their addictions are the gods they serve and, therefore, are not being faithful to God, therefore, they do not hear his words or follow his guidance. Now for the hard part, it is far easier to continue on the path of destruction than it is to follow a plan that will take you through a physically daunting experience. I believe it is because you are purging the destruction right out of your being. In doing so you are allowing the Holy spirit to fill you. He is fighting the addiction right out of you. Your Faith in God gives you the protection of not being tempted beyond your ability!
Now I thought how loving a God we have that he so thoughtfully put in a provision to help us through our temptations so that we may endure it! What does that mean? Well to me, it means he will put something or someone in your path that will help you through it. To the Alcoholic, it is AA, rehab or medical intervention, same with the other things that overtake us. It could be someone or something to help us through our fears, grief, depression, loneliness, or it could be to pray for a solution. The door to him is always open; it never closes. He hears you, he knows what you need and will direct your path if you open up to his word.
For the Art I drew the doorway to heaven with the Cross hanging in the open door, to represent that you will never be turned away if you have faith in the Lord. He will always give you a way to escape the temptations that you come across (a little pun there, a cross!). His door is always open to those who believe. I used my Chalk pencils and drew the doorway. darkened the lines with Prisma colored pencils and used my gelatos with a baby wipe for color. I tried to make the door look vintage and comfortable.
I hope you enjoyed today’s verse and how I interpreted it. Please, follow/play/art along and post your interpretations in the kraafters kommunity on google plus.
I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this post, and especially Heather Kraafter for allowing me the privilege of creating this Faith Filled Friday post.
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