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The Grace Escape

2024/06/19 Devotional

Today’s Reading: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13

1 Corinthians 10:13 — 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.

God promises a way of escape from temptation. The Israelites faced many temptations in the wilderness, and because they were earthly-minded, they gave in to temptation. They worshiped idols, and they murmured and complained against Moses. They all suffered and many died as a result.

Paul wrote that what happened to Israel was recorded in Scripture as an example for us to warn us, so that we do not fall into the same pattern of sin. We must be very careful to guard our hearts against thinking evil against a brother or sister in Christ.

It is very easy to be tempted to entertain thoughts that are not thoughts of love and grace when we live in our flesh and allow the old heart to judge others. Israel looked at the other nations and thought back to the past and thought, “Moses has brought us out here to the wilderness to die. The old days were better. We need to be more like the other nations. We need other gods.”

The Bible says that our souls cleave to the dust (Psalm 119:25). This means that our minds and emotions gravitate to the earthly and unspiritual ways of thinking, and we let our feelings govern us. When we cleave to the dust, we speak from the dust like the voice of a ghost, a dead person (Isaiah 29:4). We allow the enemy to use our vocal cords to express thoughts that are ungodly and bring death.

God promises a way of escape from this kind of temptation. The way of escape is to be filled with the Holy Spirit, to meditate on God’s words, to set our minds on things above, and to think no evil, but think thoughts of grace, peace, and love toward our brothers and sisters in Christ’s body.

Please, God, help me to escape the temptation to speak ungracious words that are not Your thoughts. Amen.

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...2024년 6월 19일 묵상

“하나님께서는 이런 종류의 유혹에서 벗어날 수 있는 길을 약속하셨습니다. 피할 길은 성령의 충만함을 받아 하나님의 말씀을 묵상하며 위의 것을 생각하며 악한 것을 생각하지 아니하고 오직 그리스도 안에서 형제를 향한 은혜와 평강과 사랑의 생각을 하는 것입니다.“

1) 어떻게 성령 충만하고, 하나님의 말씀을 묵상할 수 있을까요?… 매일 묵상하고 1년 성경을 읽겠습니다.

2) 어떻게 위에 있는 것에 정신을 쏟을 수 있을까요? 수요일 저녁과 주일 오전 예배를 최우선으로 삼아 보십시오.

3) 악이 없다고 생각하는 방법은 무엇입니까? “우리가 계획을 세울 수 있으나 우리의 걸음을 인도하시는 이는 여호와시니라.”말씀을 적용 하겠습니다.

잠언 16:9 KLB

그러면 하나님께서는 그리스도의 지체인 형제자매들을 향해 은혜와 평강과 사랑의 생각을 할수 있도록 지도해 주십니다.

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