The Way of Escape

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13, ESV

At the Pyromaniacs blog, Phil Johnson, Executive Director of Grace To You, offers a brief, but insightful exegesis of the above verse. As Christians daily endure trials, Johnson reminds that God has offered a way through each one. He writes:

Notice: The way of escape comes “with” the trial, not instead of it. In other words, it’s not a way of escape from our trials; it’s a way of escape through them. It’s not a way to avoid the trial itself. But it’s a better kind of escape—a way of escape that enables us to “endure it.”

Furthermore, that definite article “the way of escape” is the correct rendering of the Greek text. There is only one right way of escape, and that is the way God designs. If you try to devise a fleshly way of escape from trials, you’ll only get yourself in worse trouble. God makes the way of escape; don’t try to make your own.

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