God has control over the devil. He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. Consider the book of Job. God limited the amount of trouble Satan could inflict onto Job. God instructs the devil not to cross this line and the devil has to obey. God is protecting us from the devil’s temptations, but allowing some, so that we may grow stronger by relying on God. When we rely on God, he gives us a way out.
Questions for further thought:
1. Why would God allow the devil to tempt us?
2. When have you looked for a way out when you begin to feel tempted? God promises us one every time.
Challenge: Think about the common things that tempt you and then develop a plan for a way out that will prevent you from falling into those temptations.
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