“No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.”
1 Corinthians 10:13
Carnal desires gain strength by indulgence, therefore should be checked in their first rise.
Nothing in Scripture is written in vain; and it is our wisdom and duty to learn from it. Others have fallen and so may we. The Christian’s security against sin is distrust of himself. God has not promised to keep us from falling if we do not look to ourselves.
To this word of caution, a word of comfort is added. Others have the like burdens and the like temptations. What they bear and break through we may also.
God is wise as well as faithful and will make our burdens according to our strength. He knows what we can bear. He will make a way to escape.
We have full encouragement to flee from sin and to be faithful to God.
We cannot fall by temptation if we cleave fast to him. Whether the world smiles or frowns it is an enemy; but believers shall be strengthened to overcome it with all its terrors and enticements.
The fear of the Lord put into their hearts, will be the great means of safety.