So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.-1 Corinthians 10:12-13
Paul starts by giving us a warning here about being prideful and boastful. Then he moves on to give us some sound wisdom and advice about temptations. He begins by saying that there aren’t really any “new” temptations out there. The forms they take and their easy of access have changed, but they are still the same temptations that the Corinthians faced in Paul’s day and that your parents and grandparents faced in their day. Now that we all know that we face the same temptations it is time for the good news and that is “God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear”. God knows your breaking point even if you don’t and he is going do everything in his power to prevent you from going over your breaking point. Does this, then mean that we no longer have a free will and the ability to choose that path that we take. ABSOLUTELY NOT! You still have the ability to choose your path in life and that is where the very last phrase in this passage comes into play. “But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” Even if you choose to go past your breaking point and fall into temptation God has provided you with a way out. All you have to do is turn back to him and look to him for your strength. This is called repentance and it is the way God has provided for you return to him when you have fallen into temptation.