11.11.04 the lord's prayer 6th petition-and lead us not into temptation
The Lord’s Prayer 6 th Petition: And lead us not into temptation. Memorization Verses:And lead us not into temptation.What does this mean?God tempts no one. We pray in this petition that God would guard and keep us so that the devil,the world, and our sinful nature may not deceive us or mislead us into false belief, despair, andother great shame and vice. Although we are attacked by these things, we pray that we mayfinally overcome them and win the victory.
LSB 665 No foe shall disarm you Nor force you to yield,1 Be strong in the Lord No arrow can harm youIn armour of light, With faith as your shield.With helmet and sword,With shield for the fight; 4 Though Satan presumeOn prayer be dependent, To test you and try,Be belted and shod, In helmet and plumeIn breastplate resplendent: Your head shall be high;The armour of God. Beset by temptation Be true to your Lord,2 Integrity gird Your helmet salvationYou round to impart And Scripture your sword.The truth of His WordAs truth in your heart; 5 So wield well your blade,His righteousness wearing Rejoice in its powers,As breastplate of mail, Fight on undismayedHis victory sharing, For Jesus is ours!Be strong to prevail. Then in Him victorious Your armour lay down,3 With eagerness shod To praise, ever glorious,Stand firm in your place, His cross and His crown.Or go forth for GodWith news of His grace;
We have now heard enough what toil carry the old Adam about our neck, and labor is required to retain all that who exerts himself and incites us daily for which we pray, and to persevere to inchastity, laziness, gluttony and therein, which, however, is not drunkenness, avarice and deception, to achieved without infirmities and defraud our neighbor and to stumbling. Besides, although we have overcharge him, and, in short, to all received forgiveness and a good manner of evil lusts which cleave to us conscience and are entirely acquitted, by nature, and to which we are incited yet is our life of such a nature that one by the society, example and what we stands to-day and to-morrow falls. hear and see of other people, which Therefore, even though we be godly often wound and inflame even an now and stand before God with a good innocent heart. conscience, we must pray again that He would not suffer us to relapse and yield to trials and temptations. Temptation, however, or (as our Saxons in olden times used to call it) Bekoerunge, is of three kinds, namely, of the flesh, of the world and of the devil. For in the flesh we dwell and
Next comes the world, which offends us false security, and obduracy, or, on the in word and deed, and impels us to anger other hand, to despair, denial of God, and impatience. In short, there is nothing blasphemy, and innumerable other but hatred and envy, enmity, violence shocking things. These are indeed snares and wrong, unfaithfulness, vengeance, and nets, yea, real fiery darts which are cursing, raillery slander, pride and shot most venomously into the heart, not haughtiness, with superfluous finery, by flesh and blood, but by the devil. honor, fame, and power, where no one is Great and grievous, indeed, are these willing to be the least, but every one dangers and temptations which every desires to sit at the head and to be seen Christian must bear, even though each before all. one were alone by himself, so that every Then comes the devil, inciting and hour that we are in this vile life where provoking in all directions, but we are attacked on all sides, chased and especially agitating matters that concern hunted down, we are moved to cry out the conscience and spiritual affairs, and to pray that God would not suffer us namely, to induce us to despise and to become weary and faint and to relapse disregard both the Word and works of into sin, shame, and unbelief. For God to tear us away from faith, hope, otherwise it is impossible to overcome and love and bring us into misbelief, even the least temptation.
This, then, is leading us not into middle life and old age, from the temptation, to wit, when He gives us world, but others who are occupied with power and strength to resist, the spiritual matters, that is, strong temptation, however, not being taken Christians, from the devil. But such away or removed. For while we live in feeling, as long as it is against our will the flesh and have the devil about us, no and we would rather be rid of it, can one can escape temptation and harm no one. For if we did not feel it, it allurements; and it cannot be otherwise could not be called a temptation. But to than that we must endure trials, yea, be consent thereto is when we give it the engulfed in them; but we pray for reins and do not resist or pray against it. this, that we may not fall and be drowned in them. To feel temptation is therefore a far different thing from consenting or yielding to it. We must all feel it, although not all in the same manner, but some in a greater degree and more severely than others; as, the young suffer especially from the flesh, afterwards, they that attain to
Therefore we Christians must be armed see that they must desist, and finally and daily expect to be incessantly acknowledge themselves conquered. attacked, in order that no one may go on Else if you venture to help yourself by in security and heedlessly, as though the your own thoughts and counsel, you will devil were far from us, but at all times only make the matter worse and give the expect and parry his blows. For though I devil more space. For he has a serpents am now chaste, patient, kind, and in firm head, which if it gain an opening into faith, the devil will this very hour send which he can slip, the whole body will such an arrow into my heart that I can follow without check. But prayer can scarcely stand. For he is an enemy that prevent him and drive him back. never desists nor becomes tired, so that when one temptation ceases, there always arise others and fresh ones. Accordingly, there is no help or comfort except to run hither and to take hold of the Lords Prayer, and thus speak to God from the heart: Dear Father, Thou hast bidden me pray; let me not relapse because of temptations. Then you will
Psalm 31:3 "Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me." LSB 721 3. I am lost if you take your hand 1. I am weak and I need Thy strength from me, and power, I am blind without Thy light to see. To help me over my weakest hour. Lord just always to me thy servant be, Let me through the darkness Thy face Lead me, oh Lord lead me. to see, Lead me, oh Lord lead me. Chorus Lead me, guide me along the way, For if you lead me I cannot stray. Lord let me walk each day with Thee. Lead me, oh Lord lead me. 2. Help me tread in the paths of righteousness. Be my aid when Satan and sin oppress. I am putting all my trust in Thee: Lead me, oh Lord lead me.
When tempted, no one should say, favor, kindness, mercy, pardon, and “God is tempting me.” For God love. It is the influence of God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he operating in people to strengthen and tempt anyone; but each one is tempted improve. You need it. when, by his own evil desire, he is God promises a way of escape from dragged away and enticed. Then, after temptation. So, take it! desire has conceived, it gives birth to Read 1 Corinthians 10:13. sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, Take one of God’s ways of escape: call gives birth to death. James 1:13-15 a friend who will help you keep from God promises to provide His grace and sinning. strength to resist temptation. Read Hebrews 2:18 Read Hebrews 4:15-16 Run to the throne of grace by calling out to God to help you when you are tempted. Grace is God-given miraculous ability and provision, God’s good will and
Using your notes from this week, spend some time writing to God, prayer journal- style. A prayer journal is page/notebook that contains your: prayer requests Bible study notes verses that apply to a situation you are going through daily confessions goals revelations Reflection ideas….. (tell Jesus what you’ve found /thought about this week): As you meditate on these verses, what jumps out at you? How are the verses you read related? Do you see a consistent theme in the verses you read? Why do you think those specific words were chosen? What is God teaching you through these verses? What are you learning about Gods character and nature? What are you learning about who you are in Christ? What are you learning about what Gods plan for you?
PRAYER Psalm 141 A psalm of David. 1 O LORD, I am calling to you. Please hurry! Lead us not Listen when I cry to you for help! 2 Accept my prayer as incense offered to you, and my upraised hands as an evening offering. into3 Take control of what I say, O LORD, and guard my lips. 4 Don’t let me drift toward evil • No temptation • Testing of faith • Enemies lure temptation… or take part in acts of wickedness. • Mislead Don’t let me share in the delicacies • Strength to resist of those who do wrong. P raise 5 Let the godly strike me! R epentance It will be a kindness! A ppreciation If they correct me, it is soothing medicine. Y ou Don’t let me refuse it. E veryone But I pray constantly R esolve against the wicked and their deeds. 6 When their leaders are thrown down from a cliff, the wicked will listen to my words and find them true. 7 Like rocks brought up by a plow, the bones of the wicked will lie scattered without burial.[a] 8 I look to you for help, O Sovereign LORD. You are my refuge; don’t them kill me. 9 Keep me from the traps they have set for me, from the snares of those who do wrong. 10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, but let me escape.
Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. LSB 663 lutheran-hymnal.com/online/tlh-446.mid Lest with grace you trifle;1 "1 Rise, my soul, to watch and pray; Let not self your thoughts controlFrom your sleep awaken! Nor Gods mercy stifle.Be not by the evil day Pride and sin/ Lurk within,Unawares oertaken; All our hopes to shatter;For the foe,/ Well we know, Heed not when they flatter.Is a harvest reaping 5 But while watching, also prayWhile the saints are sleeping. To the Lord unceasing.2 Watch against the devils snares God protects you day by day,Lest asleep he find you; Strength and faith increasing.For indeed no pains he spares So that still/ Mind and willTo deceive and blind you. Shall unite to serve HimSatans prey/ Oft are they And forever love Him.Who secure are sleepingAnd no watch are keeping.3 Watch! Let not the wicked worldWith its lies defeat youLest with bold deceptions hurledIt betray and cheat you.Watch and see/ Lest there beFaithless friends to charm you,Who but seek to harm you.4 Watch against yourself, my soul,
What would things look like if Satan really took control of a city? if Satan took over Philadelphia, all of the bars would be closed, pornography banished, and pristine streets would be filled with tidy pedestrians who smiled at each other. There would be no swearing. The children would say, “Yes, sir” and “No, ma’am,” and the churches would be full every Sunday . . . where Christ is not preached. Donald Grey Barnhouse How might our focus regarding “sin” and “temptation” be misdirected?
As God’s first children on earth, Adam and Eve were living in their garden paradise. They didn’t feel any sorrow or pain, which might seem nice, except that without it, they also couldn’t feel joy. They didn’t remember their pre-earth life. If they hadn’t eaten the forbidden fruit, they would have lived like that forever and never had children. Mankind never would have been born or the world populated. As we know, Adam and Eve succumbed to Satan’s temptations to eat the fruit and disobeyed God who had commanded them not to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. As a consequence, they were separated from God’s presence physically and spiritually—an event we refer to as the Fall. They became mortal— just as we are—subject to sin, disease, all types of suffering, and ultimately death. But it wasn’t all bad because they could now feel great joy.“Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy.” (2 Nephi 2:25) But as they were obedient to the Gospel of Jesus Christ Adam and Eve were able to receive God’s inspiration, revelation, and even visits from heavenly messengers. Once out of the garden, they were able to progress and learn to become more like our Heavenly Father. In addition, they could have children, which meant the rest of God’s spirit children (all of us) could come to Earth, experience physical bodies, and be proven by our daily choices. Just like Adam and Eve, there are consequences to all our choices, good or bad. Lasting happiness and progression come from choosing to do what God wants us to do. The key word is “choosing.” Generally God does not step in and prevent us from making the poor choices Satan tempts us to make. He will, however, offer his love, divine guidance, and warnings when we open our heart to Him.
• What do tempt and temptation mean in the Scriptures? • Into what kinds of evil do our spiritual enemies try to mislead us? •What do we ask God to do for us when we pray this petition?______________________________ SS: And lead us not into temptation M: Testing our Faith Say Mean Matter T: Enemies Lure… W: Mislead by the Devil Key phrases Own words Answer the Th: Strength to Resist questions/ Personal application
And do not bring us1 to the time of trial2, but rescue us3 from the evil one.4 kai mh eisenegkhv1 hmav eiv peira son 2 nalla rusai3 hmav apo tou ponhr ou.4 Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo Ve’al-tevieinu1 lidei massah2, ki-’im hatzileinu3 min-hara4
What does this mean? God tempts no one. We pray in this petition that God would guard and keep us so that the devil, the world, and our sinful nature may not deceive us or mislead us into false belief, despair, and other great shame and vice. Although we are attacked by these things, we pray that we may finally overcome them and win the victory.
Pharisaical “Temptation” Creating in/out groups through different vocations, races and ailments. Temptation=sin fallacy Making sin a part of one’s physical condition (ailments) and leaving them in uncleanness Being solicited to sin is not the same as actually sinning. Christ was tempted in this way. God’s sovreign decree God is in control of who is and who is not tempted, the extent, and whether or not they give into the « the hands of massah » (Pharoah)
Father of us the one in the heavens A Hallowed the name of you B Come the kingdom of you C Happen the will of you, as in heaven also on earth D The bread of us for the coming day give us today C’ And forgive us the debts of us, as also we have forgiven the debtors of us. B’ And do not bring us into temptation, A’ But rescue us from the evil (one).
What do tempt and temptation mean sacrifice Isaac (Gen. 22:1-19). Jesus in the Scriptures? In the Scriptures tested the faith of the Canaanite woman these words have two meanings: (Matt. 15:2128). A. The testing of our faith, which • God uses to bring us closer to Himself. John 6:5-6 When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward Him, He said to Philip, "Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?" He asked this only to test him, for He already had in mind what He was going to do. James 1:2-3 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Bible narratives: The Lord tested Abraham by commanding him to
The King is a leader He makes decisions based on the welfare of His kingdom. Shields His kingdom from the overpowering influences from the world, from the enemy, and from ourselves. Has an open court to appeal to his unending benevolence and grace The King is a warrior He leads, as though in battle, as the head of sabaoth against the foe. The banner of Christ is at the forefront, we cannot be taken into despair because He has defeated grief, temptation, despair and death for us on the Cross.
B. The attempts of our spiritual enemies to lure us away from God and His ways. Mark 14:38 Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak. James 1:13-14 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. • Pray: We are weak and sick, O Father, and the temptations of the flesh and the world are great and many. O Father, keep us, and let us not fall again into temptation and sin. Give us grace that we may remain steadfast and fight bravely to our end. Without Your grace and help we can do nothing. Amen. (Luther).
The Father has set the standard for perfection, seeks to lead us in the path of righteousness. The Son is our brother and savior, who is also our keeper and protector. Where Adam, Cain, and all others failed, he was successful. The Holy Spirit is the enabler, the armor, the words of confession on our lips, the strength of our prayers, and the enabler of good deeds.
Into what kinds of evil do our spiritual 2 Cor. 4:8 We are hard pressed on every enemies try to mislead us? The devil, the side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in world, and our sinful nature try to despair. mislead us into false belief, despair, and Bible narratives: The devil tempted Eve to other great sins. doubt and disobey God (Genesis 3). The 1 Peter 5:8-9 Be self-controlled and alert. devil tempted Judas to betray Christ (John Your enemy the devil prowls around like a 13:2) and to despair (Matt. 27:4-5). Among roaring lion looking for someone to devour. enemies of Christ, Peter denied his Savior Resist him, standing firm in the (Luke 22:54-60). King Davids sinful faith, because you know that your brothers nature tempted him to commit adultery and throughout the world are undergoing the murder (2 Sam. 12:9). same kind of sufferings. • Prov. 1:10 My son, if sinners entice Pray: Lead us not into temptation, but you, do not give in to them. help us by Your Spirit to subdue the Matt. 18:7 Woe to the world because of flesh, to despise the world and its the things that cause people to sin! Such ways, and to overcome the devil with all things must come, but woe to the man his malice. Amen. (Luther). through whom they come! Gal. 5:17 The sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature.
God’s action: Lead us into paths of righteousness (Ps. 1, 23) Our actions: producing fruits of the Spirit in keeping with our divine calling. We are on the path, we walk straight to keep from sliding/straying back. Not begrudging our service to others, as we live in a communal kingdom. Fruits of the Spirit make little time for overwhelming grief in trial, sin, or sickness. Our vocation: We labor in a world that presents temptations every moment. Our discernment in siezing the opportunity to spite the devil and our own sinful nature is fulfilling. Our repsonsibilities can also be burdens and trials, ones where God’s name may be glorified in ways only His sovriegn will understands
What do we ask God to do for us when we and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word pray this petition? We ask our Father in of God. heaven to give us strength to resist and Bible narratives: Joseph withstood the overcome temptations. temptation of Potiphars wife (Gen. 39:1-20). Luke 22:31-32 Simon, Simon, Satan has Jesus was tempted by Satan and won the asked to sift you as wheat. But I have prayed victory for us (Matt. 4:1-11). for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. • Rom. 13:14 Clothe yourselves with the Lord Pray: No military eagles lead the caravan Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to of our army, but Your name, Lord Jesus, gratify the desires of the sinful nature. and Your worship. Show forth now a plain 1 Cor. 10:12-13 If you think you are sign of Your majesty. Then may the person standing firm, be careful that you dont fall! who believes You are the true Lord of No temptation has seized you except what is hosts, and Captain of the armies of heaven, common to man. And God is faithful; He will the one who believes that You are the true not let you be tempted beyond what you can power and wisdom of God—not a being of bear. But when you are tempted, He will also time nor creation, but even as it is written, provide a way out so that you can stand up the eternal power and divinity of God— under it. may that person, upheld by the aid of Your Eph. 6:11, 17 Put on the full armor of God so might supreme, win the prize of victory of that you can take your stand against the his faith. Amen. (Ambrose of Milan, c. devils schemes. Take the helmet of salvation 339-97)
A silly idea is current that good people do not know what temptation means. This is an obvious lie. Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is.... A man who gives in to temptation after five minutes simply does not know what it would have been like an hour later. That is why bad people, in one sense, know very little about badness. They have lived a sheltered life by always giving in.”
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The Lord’s Prayer: 7th Petition: But deliver us from evil.