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Closet Christianity: Lead Us not into Temptation

Matthew 6:5-13

Matthew 6:13


1. God Does not Tempt Us

James 1:12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation;

for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown

of life which he has promised to those who love Him.


James 1:13-14 Let no one say when he is tempted, I am

tempted by God; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor

does He himself tempt anyone. But each one is tempted

when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed.


Matthew 4:3 Now when the tempter came to Him, he

said, if you are the Son of God, command that these

stones become bread


1 Thessalonians 3:5 For this reason, when I could no

longer endure it, I sent to know your faith, lest by some

means the tempter had tempted you, and our labor

might be in vain.


2. God Leads Us

James 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into

various trials


Luke 4:14 Then Jesus returned in power of the Spirit to

Galilee, and news of him went out through all the

surrounding regions.


Hebrews 4:15 For we do not have a High Priest who

cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all

points tempted as we are, yet without sin.


Hebrews 2:18 For in that He himself has suffered, being

tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.


Deuteronomy 8:16 who feed you in the wilderness with

manna, which your fathers did not know, that He might

humble you and that He might test you, to do you good in

the end


3. God Will Deliver Us



2 ways we overcome in Trials


I. Jesus Prays for Us

John 17:15 I do not pray that you should take them out of

the world, but that you should keep them from the evil

one.


1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you

except such as is common to man; but God is faithful,

who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you

are able, but with temptation will also make a way of

escape, that you may be able to bear it.


2 Timothy 4:18 and the Lord will deliver me from every

evil work and preserve me for His heavenly kingdom.


2 Peter 2:9 then the Lord knows how to deliver the

godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust

under punishment for the day of judgment


II. We Must Pray Every Day

1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary

the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he

may devour.


Psalms 119:133 Direct my steps by your word, and let no

iniquity have dominion over me.


Matthew 26:40-41 What! Could you not watch with Me

one hour? Watch and pray, lest you enter into

temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is

weak.