Text:“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 ye may be able to bear it.” – 1 Corinthians 10:13.
No one with a vivid understanding of the contents of the Holy Bible will blame the Almighty or charge Him as the cause of our temptations; this is the motive of the devil. Through his wife, the devil suggested to Job that God Almighty could do nothing concerning his travails, therefore his righteousness amounted to nothing but vanity. But Job would not fall for this deceit. St. Paul wrote: “Lest satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.” (2 Corinthians 2:11). Job was unequivocal in denouncing, condemning and distancing himself from the obnoxious recommendation from his wife. “In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.” – Job 1:22; 2:10.
James the Apostle recommended: “Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience. Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.” – James 5:10,11.
No matter the magnitude of the tempest satan brings our way, those who give themselves to the service of God sincerely and steadfastly will never be confounded. King David gave the consolation: “Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.” – Psalm 34:19.