God provides the armor to withstand temptation, but we must put it on. (David C. Egner, Our Daily Bread writer)

The old joke was “The devil made me do it.” We always seem to be finding excuses for our sins and failure. And yet God has provided adequate defenses for us to withstand those temptations to do wrong. (See Ephesians 6:10-18.) When I fail, it’s because I choose to do so. Until we are willing to acknowledge our failure and accept God’s help, we have no excuse.

God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure. (1 Corinthians 10:13)