Lead Us Not Into Temptation

Lead us not into temptation.

Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil … forty days, being tempted by Satan. … For this reason, when I could stand it no longer, I sent to find out about your faith. I was afraid that in some way the tempter might have tempted you.

Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.

When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full grown, gives birth to death.

Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak. … Watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted.

So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! 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.

Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted. … For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. … The Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials  and to hold the unrighteous for punishment on the day of judgment.

Mt 6:13; Mt 4:1, Mr 1:13, 1Th 3:5; 1Ti 6:9; Ja 1:13-15; Mt 26:41, Ga 6:1; 1Co 10:12-13; He 2:18; He 4:15-16, 2Pe 2:9

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