God Will Never Give You More Than You Can Handle

1 Corinthians 10:13(KJV)

13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

This is an often misquoted verse. Not only is it taken out of context, it’s always split in half, the second half rarely being taught. This is where people get the notion that “God will never give you more than you can handle”. The verse does not say that. It says, “but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape”.

You will receive more than you can handle, but there will always be a way to escape the situation you’re in. Maybe there’s a financially beneficial door God opens that will get you out of your debt. It’s up to you to go through the doors God opens for you.

I’ve seen countless people refusing every bit of help offered to them, then claim God hates them and that no one will help them. Don’t slam the open doors shut then blame God for your situation. A modern saying that works great here is don’t burn your bridges then complain about the island.

Denominations

1 Corinthians 1:10-13 (KJV)

10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. 11 For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. 12 Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. 13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?

Wow, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted. I have actually gotten a few messages asking if I’m okay. Well, I didn’t start this series to post in it fifty times a day. I actually said in the introduction post that I’d space them out. I hadn’t been doing that. So I posted a bunch in the course of a week, then abruptly stopped. Not because I ran out of ideas, i simply had writer’s block. I’d been planning this topic since before I stopped, even telling someone in a comment that I would be covering this. But then every time I sat down to write, my mind would go blank. I hate writer’s block. I couldn’t even work on my novel.

Anyway, as the opening verse points out, we’re called to be joined together as one. Denominations are unscriptural I go to a Baptist church, but I do not consider myself a Baptist. Because I don’t go by what my pastor says, I go by what the Bible says. I am a Christian. Most people ask “Which denomination is correct?”. Which ever ones accept that Jesus is the Son of God and that He’s the only way into Heaven. There’s going to be little differences between different churches, but as long as the core is the same throughout, there is nothing wrong with going to a Baptist church or Methodist or Lutheran or [fill in the blank].