The last phrase if Jesus’ Example Prayer talks about temptation. “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.” Now we know from James 1:13-14 that God will never tempt us. I think Jesus is reminding us that we need to ask for help from our heavenly Father to make sure we do not allow ourselves to fall into sin.
If you read the book of Romans in the Bible, you will find that we are prone to sin. Romans 3:10 tells us that “None are righteous, not even one.” We also know that Satan (the evil one) is “seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8).”
With those two factors in place, we need a lot of help to make correct decisions. The only way we can do that is to ask God for deliverance. He is ready and willing to aid us. Jesus would not have taught us to pray this unless God was going to answer with a resounding yes.
Left to ourselves we will be wrong again and again. With God’s help, we can make right choices.
God is so good.
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Amen! I pray for the Holy Spirit to guide me daily. Beautiful post 🙂
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