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

The phrase, “Lead us not into temptation,” maybe confusing. After all, the Bible is clear that God does not tempt us. So why would Jesus teach us to say, “Lead us not into temptation?”

1. First of all, Christ is reminding us that we need to call on God’s help in the face of temptation. We’re calling on God’s help for strength through the trials of life and asking God for the strength to resist temptation.

2. But it’s also a plea for God to help us make the wise decisions that keep us out of vulnerable situations and to ask for the wisdom to develop a lifestyle that limits temptations.

  1. “Evil” in this verse actually means “the evil one.” When we rely on our own wisdom and strength, the evil one is smarter and stronger than us, but he can never be smarter and stronger than God.

So, we need to call on God to give us the power to resist temptation and deliver us from the evil one. He wants to destroy our lives, but God wants us to live and live life to the fullest. It just makes sense to trust God and resist temptation and believe God will deliver us from evil

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. (1 Corinthians 10:13)

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