God allows things28 April 2017
Temptations are trials that come to us from the devil and his servants, that is, wicked people. God allows temptations to come to us, in order to test our love for Him (Deut. 8, 2). To test our obedience (ibid) to test whether we desire profit (Job, 1, 9-12). It’s a fact that temptations always correspond to weaknesses in human nature. God gives harsher temptations to those who are strong in the faith so that they can progress in sanctity and become worthy of greater crowns. To those who are weak in the faith and in patience, Divine Providence gives easier temptations, so that they can overcome them and not despair.