God Won’t Tempt You

Never confuse a trial with a temptation.

There’s a difference between trials and temptations. A trial is something that happens to us through outer circumstances or our own actions. God allows trials in our lives because they have the potential to make us “partners with Christ in his suffering” (1 Peter 4:13). On the other hand, a temptation can entice us to do the wrong thing.

God is never tempted to do wrong. Even when Satan tempted Jesus, there was never a possibility that Jesus would make a mistake. He stood on the Word of God and kept Satan and his test at bay.

God doesn’t tempt us to do wrong, either. More than likely, our temptations come from “the lure of our own evil desires” (James 1:14). God wants us to endure our temptations through the power of the Holy Spirit, and He will bless us for it (James 1:12).

God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else either. James 1:13

Posted on November 5, 2014, in Daily Devotionals. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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