(Neon) Sign of the Times


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There are Sundays in which I learn so much that I fear my brain will go on strike for the following week. Today was one of those Sundays.

In my bedroom when I was growing up, there was a neon pink, laminated Bible verse that hung on the inside of my closet. As a result of seeing that verse every time I opened the door, the words were permanently seared in my memory. The verse was as follows:

I Corinthians 10:13, “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that [you] may be able to bear it.”

Today, my pastor taught me new things about this verse. Perhaps it’s time to ressurect the neon sign. Here is some of what I learned:

1. Believing our trial is unique to us makes the case for us to be irresponsible in our response.

2. The results of a wrong response to testing is hopelessness.

3. God always provides a holy alternative to a sinful choice.

I am choosing to live with hope this week. I hope you’ll join me–

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