Trials are meant to Build You Up in the faith. To Prove And Improve your Faith.-{Read 1 Peter 1:7; Rom 5:3-4; James 1:2-3; 1 Peter 5:10}. Temptations are meant to Seduce and Trip you up to Sin.-{Read James 1;13-14}. Even when God is using a Trial to spiritually mature you, temptation lurks to seek to hinder, destroy, and tempt you to sin.It comes in various forms and intensities, some subtle, some more obvious, but all with the goal to find something in you and me we strongly desire more than obeying God! It lies to us, saying there is a better way than following God’s way. And indeed the Scripture says there is “pleasure in sin for a season.”-{Read Hebrews 11:25}. But then like any season that comes to an end, that pleasure also ends and then there are consequences. The evil one and indeed our own sinfulness {Read James 1:14} believe that fulfillment can be found outside of God and His Word to us, but it is a lie!

  • Temptation is not sin.
  • It is when we choose to yield to it that it becomes sin!
  • Temptation only has the power over us that we give it!
  • God NEVER tempts us.{James 1:13}.

In your Trial you will be TEMPTED but know God is using your trials to produce spiritual good, such as, giving us reason to glory, boast, rejoice because of what we “know” about our trials, tribulations, suffering, as Paul reveals In Romans 5:3-4 when he wrote… “we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope;” Did you see that? God is “bringing about, producing” three virtues in this passage, namely “perseverance, proven character, hope” and also assurance to “KNOW” the word means “to be fully aware.” You can be fully assured of what God is doing in your trials and one element is how He is building you up Spiritually!

Suffering, tribulations, great pressures, trials, are not futile or a waste for a follower of the LORD Jesus. He has purpose! Divine Purpose and that is one reason we can exult, boast, rejoice” because of what we “know” God is “bringing about!”

As difficult, painful, as Trials are, “KNOW” God has a goal in mind for your spiritual Development, and to Display Himself TO you and THROUGH you- {Read John 6:6;1 Peter 3:15}

The Goal Of Trials Are To Spiritually Build You Up.

The Goal Of Temptations Are To Trip You Up- To Sin Against God.

God is in control. God is competent. God is faithful that when you are tempted you do not have to choose to sin but have the power to choose not to, indeed the power to RESPOND In a God Honoring way!-{Read 2 Peter 1:3; Phil 2:13}.

“The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, He will show you a way out so that you can endure.”-{1 Cor 10:13 nlt}

Trials Turn you TO the LORD in DEPENDENCE upon Him. Temptations when YIELDED to, Turn you away FROM The LORD, to Live INDEPENDENT of Him. So ask yourself “Is this turning me TO the LORD or Away From the LORD?”

A Bible Study For your Spiritual Good and Share With Others;

If you take the time and read each Scriptural verse referenced above, it will give the Holy Spirit the opportunity to STRENGTHEN your faith and make you aware of the Benefits of Trials and the DANGEROUS DECEPTION of Temptations for yourself and to be able to HELP OTHERS by sharing with them.


The Goal Of Trials Is TO BUILD You Up

The Goal Of Temptations Is To TRIP You Up!

Our RESPONSE Reveals our Loyalty….to Self or God by Which One We Chose!