How much can we stand? by C.H. Fisher

In an effort to encourage someone I often hear people quote from a scripture, “Well, He won’t put more on you than you can stand.” That is actually a partial scripture taken out of context. here is the full context.

“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

The word “bear” in the above passage is the Greek word, “hypopherō,” which means; “to bear up under patiently and endure.”

The passage has nothing to do with affliction or another harsh trial, but with temptation that has the potential to overwhelms us and cause us to sin. It is actually referring to the fact that our flesh, Satan, and the world system, can overwhelm us with temptation except for the “way of escape.” (continue reading article)

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