Saturday, 10 February 2018

Deliver us

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.  – Matthew 6.13

Evil is everywhere. I don’t think any of us could ever doubt that. It is nothing new, it has always been there, it is surely here now, and it will be here till Jesus comes. Since day one, literally, temptation to evil has been a factor. Satan used temptation to draw Eve to the fruit. Cain couldn’t withstand the temptation to punish his brother so he killed him.

Sin has not loosened its ugly grip since the very beginning. Sin is still there and the evil one is still pushing it to the fore. We can’t beat it by ourselves. We can only defeat temptation is by the power of God in our lives. We live in this present world but we live as a part of His kingdom.

The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. Our flesh cries out for attention. Our flesh says ‘feed me!’ and too often we do. We face plenty of situations that tempt us to sin. There are all kinds of trials and testings and temptations. We can’t win by ourselves. Only our Heavenly Father can deliver us in those days because His, and His alone, in the kingdom, and the power, and the glory.

Dear Father, deliver me from evil.

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