With every Temptation God provides “THE Way of escape!” With each specific temptation as noted by the word “THE” in the verse, note God also provides THE” specific way so as not to sin when tempted!

Temptation is not your master, The LORD Jesus Christ is!-{1 Cor 10:13}

Think of someone fishing who uses a “specific” bait, or lure to attract, and appeal to the fish, who does not know there is a hook beneath, behind it to catch them. If the person is continually catching fish using THE” specific bait, they will not change because it is working! So, the enemy of your soul seeks to fish to catch you by using “specific” bait to lure you away from loving trust and obedience to God! The enemy “fishes” with purpose, motivated by hate for God and you and not for your benefit but for destruction. – Jesus said, “The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.”-{John 10:10}.


You have the POWER through the Spirit of God and APPLYING the PROMISES of God to “Cut bait,” and realize you do not have to yield to the temptation to sin against God because of His POWER and PROMISES for you to avail of and put into and continue to PRACTICE.

This verse teaches that we do not have to sin when tempted! God supplies HIS Alternative…

  1. GOD’S PROVISION  “No temptation has overtaken you except something common to mankind; and God is faithful, so He will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with THE temptation will provide THE way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.”-{1 Corinthians 10:13}. Note “THE” Specific temptation and “THE” Specific way of escape!
  2. GOD’S POWER – “By HIS DIVINE POWER, God has given us everything we need to live a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know Him, the one who called us to Himself using His marvelous glory and excellence. And because of His glory and excellence, He has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share His divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.”- {2 Peter 1:3-4 nlt}
  3. GOD IS PERSONALLY INVESTED IN YOU -“For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases HIM.”-{Phil 4:13 nlt}

True, you never will outgrow temptation

but also true is that

you will never outgrow the promises, presence and power of God’s provision for every temptation you will ever face!

You do NOT have to sin against Him when tempted, but you can…honor Him by availing of His power and applying His promises!

How wonderful our LORD God is!

Your Faithful Shepherd supplies for your needs even and specifically when tempted in the Valley of Difficulties!

God bless