Thursday – July 22, 2021

So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall! No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it." - 1 Corinthians 10:12-13
Sofia Cheung was a beautiful woman from Hong Kong who loved to take “selfies” standing on the edge of cliff sides.  She began her risky hobby in March 2021 and soon had more than 11 thousand followers on Instagram. The fame tempted her to travel to more popular destinations and take greater risks. 
On 10 July 2021, she hiked to a remote spot known as Ha Pak Lai Park. It is known for its stunning waterfall. Sofia wanted to take a picture of herself on the waterfall’s edge at sunset. But as Sofia moved into position, she lost her footing, causing her to fall 16 feet into the deep pool below.
Her friends called emergency services, which quickly rushed her to the hospital. However, she was pronounced dead on arrival.
All of us will be tempted in multiple areas of our lives. We need to look to the Lord and ask for His wisdom in overcoming temptation. Today in prayer, ask Jesus how to best deal with the situations in your life and how to overcome temptation.
"Every temptation that we meet in the path of duty is another chance of filling our souls with the power of heaven." – Frederick Temple
God's Word: "Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him." - James 1:12