As Christians, it can be easy to get into the habit of saying certain phrases we have heard around the Church. But do we ever stop and assess whether these are actually Biblical? It is important that we are not just saying these things because others are! So, with that in mine, Lori Hatcher at
1. 'The temptation was too strong. I couldn't resist it.'
"When we’re in the midst of a temptation, resistance seems impossible. Like iron filings to a strong magnet or kids to cookies, we often feel helpless and powerless. God knows the weakness of our flesh, and he gives us a promise to help us have victory over it," Loria Hatcher writes. Just look at the Biblical promise of Corinthians 10:13 "God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear."
2. 'We're all God's children.'
"People who make this statement really mean, “God created us all,” which is accurate. God is the Father of us all in the sense that he formed us and gave us life. We are not, however, all God’s children," writes Hatcher. But to be accepted into the family of God, we must turn to Him, and accept the Lord Jesus as our savior!
3. 'God won't give you more than you can handle.'
He will! But God also promises to be with us in the stresses and strains of life and to guide us every step of the way. That is the key. At times we feel hard-pressed on every side, but we must not give in. God will give us the resources we need to move forward, even when it seems impossible. Consider the scripture found in 2 Corinthians 8-9.
"We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed."
“The Lord will make a way for you where no foot has been before. That which, like the sea, threatens to drown you, shall be a highway for your escape.” - Charles Spurgeon.