“We must not put Christ to the test, as some of them did…” – 1 Corinthians 10:9
“We must not put Christ to the test…”. As if we could. The Devil sure didn’t get very far with Jesus out in the wilderness — and it feels like we’re all out in the wilderness these days. Nevertheless, I always find Paul’s message to the Christians of Corinth to be especially calming and hopeful: “God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength, but with the testing, he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it.”
Lord, we ask that you save us from the time of trial, but we know that you will give us what we need to endure when that time comes — and it comes for us all. We have no need to test your faithfulness. Amen.