No one who knows his Bible has ever said that the Christian life is easy. Apart from God’s grace it is impossible! Why? Among other things there is a busy Devil digging pits for out feet. What do you do when he really lays into you? Today’s devotional will help. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
I Corinthians 10:13
1 Corinthians 10:13 English Standard Version (ESV)
13 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.
I Corinthians 10:13
“There is a certain ‘Cut-throat Lane’ on the way to heaven; I have been down it myself, and I am afraid I may have to go down it yet again. It is a place where the hedges meet, and it is very dark, and it is withal very miry and muddy; and when a man is slipping about, and can hardly see his own hand, there are certain villains that come pouncing upon him, not with the highwayman’s cry, ‘Your money or your life,’ but they seek to seize his treasure, and his life, and all that he has. At such a moment as that, it sometimes happens that the man puts his hand to his side to draw his sword, but he finds that it is gone! He determines to fight as best he can; but what can he do against such terrible odds when he is alone and unarmed? But oh, what a blessed thing it is for him just then to hear, as Bunyan says, the sound of a horse’s hoof, and to know that there is a patrol going down the King’s highway! And he can not only hear the ring of his horse’s hoofs, but he can hear the King’s own voice, crying out from the throne itself, ‘Deliver him! deliver him! deliver him from going down to the pit.’ That voice you shall always hear, if you are a child of God, when you get into a fix, when you are brought into peril and trouble. God has given commandment to save you, and you shall be saved, — saved from yourself, and from all the attacks of your old sins; saved from the devil; saved from ill-company; for God has said it, ‘Deliver him from going down to the pit.’ That deliverance of God is an eternal one; nor shall the infernal lion ever be able to rend one sheep or lamb that the Great Shepherd deigns to keep.”
[Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLIII, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1897), p. 90-91]