I'm not much of a Greek student, mostly because I resonate so deeply with the Hebrew viewpoint. But I freely admit that the Greek language often has wonderful word pictures which have helped me to understand principles that seemed fuzzy on first reading. The author of the piece below, Spiros Zodhiates, has written several reference books which are filled with useful insights. He is a scholar with a good heart.
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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. 1 Corinthians 10:13
The Greek word for "temptation" is peirasmos which is derived from the word peira, which means "experience." In order for a soldier to be experienced, he has to fight, there has to be some battle in which he is engaged. And in order for us to be experienced, for our endurance to be tested, we must also engage in a battle, and that "battle" is temptation.
If we seek to know the Lord, to love Him, and to walk closely to Him, we won't be fearful when we are called upon to face temptation. When a father takes his child by the hand to lead him through the dark woods, the response of the child may be fear, and he may not want to go that way. But that may be the only path by which they can reach their home. The fact that his father is holding his hand will give the child the courage that he needs.
(Zodhiates, Spiros. 1998. The Lord's Prayer. Second Revised edition.