Ginrich's Devotional Blog

February 2, 2017

Filed under: Bible,Christ,Christian,devotion,faith,God,God's Word,Holy Spirit,prayer — by ginrich @ 1:00 am

Matthew 6:13 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. (NIV)

James 1:13: “Let no one say when he is tempted, I’m being tempted by God, for God cannot be tempted by evil and He Himself doesn’t tempt anyone.” 

 I added James 1”13 to insure everyone that it is not God Who leads us into temptation.  We live in a world surrounded by temptation.  It assaults us from every direction by sight and by sound.  We are acknowledging our weakness to withstand from temptation and asking God to be sure to lead us away from giving into that temptation.  It is only through the power of God that we can be delivered from evil.  But, when we pray this, we must understand our part.  It is our responsibility to avoid what we know would be a great temptation for us.  When we are on a diet of no sugar, we don’t buy sugar products in a grocery store and bring them into our house.  If we are an alcoholic, we don’t go into a bar.  We are asking God to reveal the weak areas in us and protect us from giving into those temptations.  We ask Him to deliver us from those temptations.  Let us remember every promise God has made has a condition we must meet.  To be forgiven we must confess, to be delivered from temptation, we must be willing to submit to the precepts of God.

 

 

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