Today’s lesson is about running from sin. Often, I have heard from people that they had too much temptation to sin that they had no other choice but to sin. Whether their sin was a struggle with adultery, idolatry, or other more explicit sins, it does not matter. Next time you are feeling tempted to sin, remember my words “run from it run.” It is written, “No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it,” (1 Corinthians 10:13, NASB). Simply stated, God will always give us a way out of our temptation. A perfect example of this is found in Genesis 39:12. In Genesis 39:12, Joseph was being tempted to commit adultery by his boss’s wife. However, unlike most people, he knew the only way out of his situation was to literally run away from it. It may have not been the manliest thing to do, running away from a girl that wanted him, however, he knew it was a temptation that would lead him into sin. As a human, I am sure that Joseph could have thought to himself, “no one would know.” However, Joseph knew that God was always watching.
The reason I am writing this is to remind everyone here today that we can never be tempted beyond our limitations. It is written that God will always provide a way out. So, if you are stuck sinning because of temptation, simply remember to look for God in the situation. He will always provide a way out of your situation. At the least, you can learn from Joseph and look for a door or a window to run for it. It may sound silly, but I rather look like a fool than to fail a test from the Lord. You are strong enough to overcome any temptation and remember that. Our strength comes from the Lord! That is why the Scriptures teach us that no one can stand against us. So, I ask everyone here today if they are being tempted, dig in your heels, and run from it run!