2 Peter 2:9 – then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from temptation…
We all are bothered by temptation every day of our lives. No matter if we have been saved for years, or have just come to know God, temptation is always knocking at our door.
When we were saved by grace, our spirit was made new. Our spirit is now holy, righteous and perfect in God’s sight. Our body and mind are in a continual process of regeneration and sanctification. As we grow in Christ, read His words and allow the spirit to transform us, we grow and become more like Christ and more like our new spirit.
Remember, temptation is not a sin. God has given us the power to overcome the temptation and He always provides a way of escape.
When Jesus lived on earth, He also was tempted. Because of this, He knows how we feel. He knows the pressures we deal with and He knows how to help us through those temptations. He knows how to rescue us.
When temptation hits us, rather than trying to overcome it in our own way, we need to focus on Christ and depend on Him to provide us the strength to overcome. Only by grace and the strength we get from Christ can we overcome and live a life of victory.