Jesus Example Prayer ends with a plea for help with temptation. I find it sad in our society today – sometimes even in churches, that we don’t think we are wrong. When we read the Bible, we find out how wrong we are.
God gave us the Bible to read and learn the truth about who He is and who we are. The book of Romans gives us a good description for both. If you go to Romans 3 and begin by reading verses 9-12 you start to get the picture.
Jews and Greeks alike are all under sin, just as it is written:
“There is no one righteous, not even one,
there is no one who understands,
there is no one who seeks God.
All have turned away,
together they have become worthless;
there is no one who shows kindness, not even one.”
Wow, that is clearly emphatic. We are all sinners. We are wrong. If you continue reading Romans 3, you will find more statements about how wrong we are. If God had stopped here with His Word, we would be in trouble. Thankfully, God made a way to take care of our wrong.
If you continue reading Romans 3 you will find out how this is possible. Verse 24 tells us that we “are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Jesus Christ. Verse 28 gives us the “how”. “For we consider that a person is declared righteous by faith apart from the works of the law.” By faith alone (not works), through Christ’s grace.
Friends, we all need help with temptation. Jesus knew this would be a problem for us, so He put this in His example prayer. Will you pray with me, that we would follow Jesus example?
God is so good.