~1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God [is] faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear [it].
In the 1970’s, there was a TV program where the comedian would do something and then say that the devil made him do it. Although that sounds funny, it really has some truth and some lies to it.
Sometimes people use the excuse for sinning that “the devil made me do it.” But what a cop out this is! It really is! It goes against what the Bible teaches, doesn’t it? Look at today’s verse. God does not allow us to be tempted more than we can handle. He always provides a way out so that we do not have to sin. If you sin, it is because you chose to sin. You, and you alone, are responsible for your own sins. Remember that.
One of the signs of an immature teen girl is when she blames everybody but herself when something wrong happens in her life. Taking responsibility for your actions is a sign that you are growing up and maturing. You can’t blame anyone but yourself, teen girl. If your parents ground you for lying, don’t get angry. You had a choice and you chose the wrong one.
God does not contradict Himself. He tells us that He provides a way out when we are tempted to sin. We don’t have to sin – we choose to sin. So don’t whine when you are punished for sinning. Instead, learn from today’s text that the devil will put the world’s temptations out there but you don’t have to give in to him because the Lord has promised a way out! 🙂