No one is exempt from temptation. The Bible clearly says, “…let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.” Your Bible knowledge is not going to exempt you. Your service, or your singing in the choir, or your giving is not going to exempt you from temptation. So, this is a warning to the super saints—the people who say, “It won’t happen to me.” None of us should ever say that, since we can’t know in advance what we will or will not do.
Pastor James Ford Jr. has been the senior pastor of Christ Bible Church of Chicago, located on the south side of Chicago, Ill., for over 35 years. He also serves as the president of Impact Ministries, an outreach ministry committed to strengthening families in the South Shore community of Chicago.