Great Big World

Graduation and marriage have a tendency to pretty much change the world one lives in. Until now, things have been rather sheltered and comfortable – to an extent. However, all that is changing. This is the real deal now. Which makes it a great time to step back and reflect on the sufficiency and sovereignty of God. Has He not been all i need for the past 23 years? Seems like He said something about that in I Corinthians 10:13.

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.

The Greek word for “temptation” is peiraso. This word is quite common in the New Testament. James 1:13 says,

Let no one say when he is tempted (peirazei) “i am tempted by God” ; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Hmself tempt anyone.

God’s making a way that we may bear it is for the purpose of fulfilling Rom. 8:28. It is His purpose that all things work out for our good – that is, our conformation to the image of Christ. This He is doing as we choose to obey and be conformed.

Just some words to encourage those of us who are embarking on new chapters in our lives.

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