“Your right hand, O LORD, is majestic in power, Your right hand, O LORD, shatters the enemy.
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed;
Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us,
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.
My response after making such a mistake reminded me of Paul’s reaction to a more serious issue in Scripture—the nature of sin. The apostle admits to not knowing why he does things he knows he shouldn’t do and doesn’t want to do (Rom. 7:15). Affirming that Scripture determines right and wrong (v. 7), he acknowledges the real, complex war constantly waging between the flesh and the spirit in the struggle against sin (vv. 15–23). Confessing his own weaknesses, he offers hope for victory now and forever (vv. 24–25). When we surrender our lives to Christ, He gives us His Holy Spirit who empowers us to choose to do right (8:8–10). As He enables us to obey God’s Word, we can avoid the searing sin that separates us from the abundant life God promises those who love Him.
Evidence of Kindness
From: Our Daily Journey