When Jesus gave us a model to use when we pray, He said, “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” What exactly does that mean? Bro. Jeff explains what it doesn’t mean, what it does mean, and encourages us in our prayer life.
Matthew 6:9-15 (KJV)
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
20 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,
18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.
15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.