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13 Let [lego] no man [medeis] say [lego] when he is
tempted [peirazo], [hoti] I am tempted [peirazo] of [apo] God [theos]: for [gar] God [theos] cannot be
tempted [apeirastos][esti] with evil [kakos], neither [de] tempteth [peirazo] he [autos][peirazo] any man [oudeis]: KJV-Interlinear
13 Let no one say when he is
tempted, 'I am being tempted by God'; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He
Himself does not tempt anyone. NASB
Excuses are easy to come by, and blaming God for ones
flaws or failures in life, is the easiest thing to do.Obviously, God is not physically around to
deny your excuse, in front of people.
God is not able to sin, and God is able, to not sin.He is both perfect and sovereign in His own
But people find it easy to excuse their life, by
blaming someone else, anyone else, in order to make themselves feel better
about their insecurities, or flaws, or failures in life.
However, all insecurities are caused by the lack of
capacity in ones soul.Capacity to deal
with the many circumstances of life, that is.And whether you are prosperous or dead poor, it makes no difference.There will always be tests of your character
with regard to your environment and circumstances in life.
The world is the stage for all of the testing, and
your attitude is the primary ingredient that will determine your outcomes in
A major part of the spiritual life is
responsibility.In this life, God gives
us all obligations of one sort or another.We owe a debt to Him, that is for sure.But with truth comes freedom, and with freedom comes
responsibility.Truth gives us all
freedom to pursue life with vigor.But
that does not give you the right to abuse your freedom.
All of your decisions in life come as a result of your
own thoughts.No one can enter into your
soul and manipulate your thoughts.
However, just as young folks may reject authority in
life and therefore submit to peer pressure as an alternative to authority, so
too, all people who reject Gods Word and its authority, will find themselves
subscribing to public consensus.
And all too often, the public view will sooner or
later find fault in everything or anything that has absolutely nothing to do
with their decisions.
attempts to regulate business.Problems
arise. Government finds fault with business and imposes more regulations.Problems arise.Government continues to find different
sources of fault and the cycle continues indefinitely.Government never sees their own role as the
primary ingredient for failure.
Likewise in the spiritual life.People try to define their own way through
life.Problems arise.People keep on finding fault with anything or
everything but themselves.The cycle
continues and they never grow up spiritually.
Thus the study of the crowns we just went over
briefly.These are gauges for your
personal feedback.Learn them, use
them.Keep your mind open and alert for
flaws in the function of your spiritual life.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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