1 Corinthians 10:33
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. (NLT 2nd ed.)
For no temptation (no trial regarded as enticing to sin),
[no matter how it comes or where it leads]
has overtaken you and laid hold on you that is not common to man
[that is, no temptation or trial has come to you that is beyond human resistance
and that is not adjusted and adapted and belonging to human experience,
and such as man can bear].
But God is faithful [to His Word and to His compassionate nature],
and He [can be trusted] not to let you be tempted and tried and assayed beyond your ability and strength of resistance and power to endure,
but with the temptation He will [always] also provide the way out (the means of escape to a landing place),
that you may be capable and strong and powerful to bear up under it patiently. (Amplified)
You are tempted in the same way that everyone else is tempted.
But God can be trusted not to let you be tempted too much,
and he will show you how to escape from your temptations. (CEV)
The only temptations that you have are the same temptations that all people have.
But you can trust God.
He will not let you be tempted more than you can bear.
But when you are tempted, God will also give you a way to escape that temptation.
Then you will be able to endure it. (ERV)
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 the temptation he will also provide the way of escape,
that you may be able to endure it. (ESV)
No temptation has come your way that is too hard for flesh and blood to bear.
But God can be trusted not to allow you to suffer any temptation beyond your powers of endurance.
He will see to it that every temptation has a way out,
so that it will never be impossible for you to bear it. (J B Phillips)
No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face.
All you need to remember is that God will never let you down;
he’ll never let you be pushed past your limit;
he’ll always be there to help you come through it. (The Message)
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind.
And God is faithful;
he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.
But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. (NIV)
Any temptation you face will be nothing new.
But God is faithful,
and He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can handle.
But He always provides a way of escape so that you will be able to endure and keep moving forward. (The Voice)
So, not matter the translation or paraphrase, what do we see here?
This is BIG stuff here.
1. Any temptation we face is faced by everyone else.
2. God in His faithfulness won't let any temptations be more than we can take.
3. And God ALWAYS provides a way for us to not yield to that temptation.
So, this 1 verse eliminates us from using any excuses about the temptations we face every day.
Think about the implications of this 1 verse...
We have the assurance that whatever the devil & his demons fling our way, we can face it down.
Think about that today & what that reality can mean for each of us.