God Won't Put on You More Than You Can Bear
This is probably one of the most common heartbreaking misquoted statements about God that goes directly to challenging the very fiber of who He is and His character of Love. The gospel gets misrepresented like this and we take it for the truth because it keeps on being misstated. How many times have you heard that one? This declaration is made so casually that it has become commonplace. Our enemy the devil wants us to believe that God is weighing us down. God is in our corner, cheering us on, and proclaiming He always gives us the victory through Jesus. He actually wants us to know how to deal with temptation and victoriously overcome. We need to know what we say or repeat is founded on the Word. Look closely, the Word does not say that. Teachers will tell you that details make all the difference and – they really do. Details define truth.
Know these things:
- Sin is a common problem to all men and it is because the old carnal nature is attracted to it; however we have God given power over it if we choose.
- God is not in the tempting business. That is the devil’s nature to tempt you and he uses what is in you to set you up to fall.
- God is in the victory business, but it can only come through a working relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to the Word and walking in the dominion and authority He has given to us over sin.
I CORINTHIANS 10:13 (KJ): There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer (allow) you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation make a way of escape that you may be able to bear it.
JAMES 1:13-16 (KJV): Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. Do not err, my beloved brethren.
1 CORINTHIANS 15:57 (KJV): But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 CORINTHIANS 2:14 (KJV): Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.