Read: James 1:13

You and I wouldn’t likely claim God tempts us. However, most of us have at some point gotten ourselves into a bad situation and said, “God, how could You let this happen to me?” In these moments, when we face the result of our own actions, we have to make a decision about how we’ll see God. If we think He’s responsible for the outcome, then aren’t we saying He tempted us? James 1:13 teaches we shouldn’t say God tempts us. In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus models for us a God Who does not lead us into temptation, but delivers us from evil. When we realize God is not our tempter, we can see Him for Who He is—our Savior.

When we realize God is not our tempter, we can see Him for Who He is—our Savior.

Consider: Think about the last time you blamed God. Were you also able to see Him as your Savior? Is there anything you need to stop blaming God for?

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