Sunday, June 08, 2008

Scripture Chicks - June Bookmark

I Corinthians 10:13 - "No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and He will not let you be tempted beyond your strength, but with the temptation will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it."
In our Culture of Death, we are urged full force to focus on ourselves, to give in to our every whim, if it feels good do it. We are told directly but more often indirectly that suffering is unacceptable and that the end justifies the means. Even the littlest sacrifices are looked down upon. For me - temptations on the daily scale are the hardest for me. The temptation to give in to self-righteousness, self-pity and self-criticism are some of my daily crosses. This Scripture verse from St. Paul's first letter to the Corinthians has always brought me comfort and strength. God has given us power through His Word, His Son Jesus. This passage helps me to call upon His power - for indeed - God allows nothing to tempt us that we cannot bear with His help.
Stamps: SU! Garden Silhouettes (retired)
Cardstock: SU! Not Quite Navy, Groovy Guava & Soft Sky
Ink: SU! Soft Sky
Accessories: SU! Groovy Guava Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelet, Antique Brass Brads from Hodgepodge Hardware Kit, 3/16" Corner Rounder Punch & Cratfers Tool Kit (paper piercing); Crop-a-dile. ENJOY!


nancy morgan said...

Juli : ) ... Great bookmark & scripture!!! And such wise words you shared about temptation...great thought for the day, maybe I'll base my devotion around your scripture today. TFS!!!

Taylor VanBruggen said...

What a beautiful verse and a great reminder! Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

Patter Cross said...

Wonderful bookmark and scripture!

Angel W said...

PERFECT scripture for a bookmark. I need this one readily available myself!
Love this, Juli!
Thank you for sharing it with me!

Annette said...

Thanks for sharing such you bookmark. What a perfect scripture verse it is. Beautiful!