“God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else. Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death.”
JAMES 1:12-15, NEW LIVING TRANSLATION
“The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And 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, NEW LIVING TRANSLATION
And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one.
MATTHEW 6:13, NEW KING JAMES VERSION
God does not tempt us because He Himself cannot be tempted by evil. When we give into temptation, it is by choice and not by force. The devil can only tempt us but he cannot force us to sin. Sinning is a choice but don’t lose hope when you do. We have this promise from the Lord, “for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more” (Jeremiah 31:34, King James Version).