Happiness that Lasts Long

12 So those who think they are standing need to watch out or else they may fall. 13 No temptation has seized you that isn’t common for people. But God is faithful. He won’t allow you to be tempted beyond your abilities. Instead, with the temptation, God will also supply a way out so that you will be able to endure it.
1 Corinthians 1:12-13

Sometimes we may be tempted to make a mean comment about someone but when we wait to see that this is just plain unkind, we stop.

       God has given us the gift of knowing way inside what we are really called to do.  Temptations urge us to forget about that, just thinking about here and now instead of results later one. In just two verses, St. Paul teaches us that God gives us the power to do what is really the best.  However, we need to stop and feel that deeper, more gentle tug to do what is right, as opposed to the feelings to do wrong which are like jolts to us.  

Before a decision, stop, wait and feel the opposite pulls and pray to know what to do.  Sense the difference between the results: real long-lasting joy and happiness, or just a quick feeling, like scratching an itch, or worse: getting back at someone who hurt you.  Go for real happiness that lasts long!

1 Corinthians 10:12-13

Examples of Bible Breaths Learn More…

Standing balanced in the Lord v. 12
Ne’er tempted beyond my strength v. 13
No way out: You make a way v. 13
With Your strength, I will endure. v. 13

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