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Thread: For Thought and Meditation - Monday, July 18

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    For Thought and Meditation - Monday, July 18

    Good morning all. I wrestle with this part of the Lord's Prayer every day. Have a safe and blessed day.

    Lead Us Not

    July 18, 2022 - Dr. David Jeremiah

    And do not lead us into temptation.

    Matthew 6:13

    We’ve all heard the timeless question, “Which came first—the chicken or the egg?” Since one leads to another in a never-ending cycle, the question is hard to answer. We might ask a similar question in the spiritual realm: “Which comes first—a test or a temptation?” Asked another way, “What is the difference between a test and a temptation?”

    Grammatically, there is no difference. The same Greek word can be translated either “temptation” or “test” or “trial” (as in James 1:2 and 1:13 where the same Greek word is translated differently). A trial can lead to a temptation; a temptation can become a test. And temptations and tests can become, if they are prolonged, trials. When Jesus taught His disciples to pray that God would not “lead us into temptation,” context is needed. James 1:13-15 says that God cannot be tempted, nor does He tempt anyone. So the prayer in Matthew 6:13 must be read as a prayer to be spared from circumstances—trials, tests, temptations—that might lead us to sin.

    When we do find ourselves tempted, God always provides a way of escape (1 Corinthians 10:13). Finding that way is at the heart of our prayer.

    He who avoids the temptation avoids the sin.

    Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

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    A very good message today that sure does hit home, Amen!

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