For the believer, the claim, "I just couldn't help it," is not a legitimate excuse for sin.
In fact, such is an utterly false claim according to Biblical truth.
God the Holy Spirit Himself indwells us to direct and empower us for victory over temptation.
Now, God the Holy Spirit is infinite in wisdom and almighty in power
so that His help is always and abundantly enough to overcome any temptation that we face.
Thus the claim, "I just couldn't help it," is a direct attack
against the overcoming help of the indwelling Holy Spirit of God,
and actually reveals that we were not yielding to His filling influence.
2 Peter 1:3-4
According as his divine power
hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness,
through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises:
that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature,
having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die:
but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
1 Corinthians 10:13
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man:
but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able;
but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
Posted in Thought for Meditation, The Holy Spirit, Spiritual Guidance, Almighty Power of God, Rebellion against God