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16th June 2023

Load Limit

God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able .

1 Corinthians 10:13

We have all seen load-limit signs on some roads, bridges, and elevators/lifts. Knowing that too much strain can cause severe damage or complete collapse, engineers determine the exact amount of stress that various materials can safely endure. Posted warnings tell us not to exceed that maximum load.

We human beings also have our load limits, which vary from person to person. Some people, for example, can bear the pressure of trial and temptation better than others; yet everyone has a breaking point and can take only so much.

At times, circumstances and people seem to be pushing us beyond what we can bear. But the Lord knows our limitations and never allows any difficulties to enter our lives that exceed our strength and ability to endure. This is especially true when we are enticed by sin. The Bible says, in 1 Corinthians 10:13, “God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able.”

So when trials and temptations press down on you, take courage. Remember, your heavenly Father knows the limits of your ability to stand up under life’s pressures. Draw on His strength; no temptation will ever be greater than that!

Bible Reading

1 Corinthians 10:1-13.


My Lord and God, When sorrows assail me or terrors are nigh, Thank You that You are also near to me, watching over me as a lamb of Your pasture. I bless You, in Jesus name. Amen.

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