David Jeremiah Devotional

David Jeremiah 18 July 2022 Devotional | Lead Us Not

David Jeremiah 18 July 2022 Devotional | Lead Us Not

David Jeremiah 18 July 2022 Devotional | Lead Us Not

Read and Meditate on Today’s Turning Point Daily Devotional for Monday 18th July 2022 written by Dr David Jeremiah. May the Lord bless you as you study His Word!

DAVID JEREMIAH 18 JULY 2022 DEVOTIONAL FOR MONDAY

TODAY’S TOPIC: Lead Us Not (JULY 18, 2022)

Scripture: And do not lead us into temptation. Matthew 6:13

Recommended Reading: James 1:13-15

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.
Anonymous

Read-Thru-the-Bible: Isaiah 12 – 14

David Jeremiah 18 July 2022 Devotional | Lead Us Not

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