Hope When Tempted and Tried

“Tempted and tried we are oft made to wonder, why it should be thus all the day long. While there are others living about us, never molested though in the wrong.” This is the first verse from the song “Farther Along.” Our theme for this year is Hope Starts Here where we are looking at the scriptures for hope during difficult times. In our lesson today we are going to see what the scriptures say about having hope when we are tempted and tried. We need hope during our temptations and trials. There is a reason that this song, written over 100 years, became a church favorite. We connect with the words of the song because there is not a person who seeks to follow the Lord who has not wondered why they are tempted and tried all day long. So what hope does God give us when we are tempted and tried? Open your copies of God’s word to 1 Corinthians 10 and our main text will be verses 12-13…

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