Temptations bring humility. God knows how much each one of us can withstand in terms of temptations. Thus, He allows temptations to the extent of our strength. But at the same time we need to be alert and watchful, so we do not tempt ourselves.
We should also remember that after trials and temptations, spiritual joy will follow. The Lord watches over those who endure trials and tribulations for His love.
St. Nektarios of Pentapolis
Translated by Dr. Nick Stergiou
Be watchful and alert