Ginrich's Devotional Blog

April 15, 2011

The Lord’s Prayer 9

Filed under: Uncategorized — by ginrich @ 1:19 am

 

Mt 6:9 “This, then, is how you should pray: “ ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,

Mt 6:10 your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Mt 6:11 Give us today our daily bread.

Mt 6:12 Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

Mt 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, deliver us from the evil one.

 

We have addressed God, praised God, expressed desire for His kingdom here on earth and within us, asked for our daily physical and spiritual needs, asked forgiveness from our sins and expressed forgiveness for the sins of others and now, we ask God not to lead us into temptations.  God does not tempt us to do wrong.  Why do we ask Him not to lead us into temptation?  I’ve not seen that issue discussed.  I think Jesus’ intention was for us to ask God to lead our steps and for those steps not to take us into areas we were not ready to handle.  We do ask for protection from Satan and his demons.  The spiritual world is very real even though we don’t see it with our physical eyes.  Temptations are all around us.  It would seem easier to give into the temptations than to walk in obedience to God and His word.  The easiness is one of Satan’s lies.  The payout for walking into temptation rather than obedience is very costly.  The prayer is to ask God for direction for our steps and protection from wrong choices.   We should not start a day without asking God for direction for our steps and choices during that day.

 

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