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Deliverance Guaranteed


“The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations…”
2 Peter 2:9

I came across this scripture in my Bible reading the other day, and it struck me that we don’t have to struggle with temptations because as Peter says, the Lord knows HOW to deliver the godly from such things. That’s exciting because I don’t have to wonder HOW I’m going to stay away from temptations. It’s not about me; it’s about the power of God working in me to keep me from temptations.

How do we get to that point? Simply by allowing God’s Word to be our focus, our desire, our meat. As we feed on His Word, we’ll have the strength and the desire to stay away from things that would pull us away from Him.

God will deliver you out of temptations; and I believe that means even if you’re IN a temptation at the moment. “There has no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will…with the temptation also make a way to escape…” (1 Corinthians 10:13) 

Temptations are the enemy’s way to get your focus off of the Word of God, off of what Jesus has already accomplished for you through His finished work on the Cross. He wants you to despair, be frustrated, and feel hopeless. He’ll tempt you with situations that change your focus.

Don’t let him change your focus. Keep your focus on the Word and on the finished work of Jesus Christ for you. When you behold Jesus, you’ll not be tempted. You’ll find God’s strength and power to overcome.

Deliverance is guaranteed!

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