Pastor Jason Kimbrow
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
- Matthew 6:13
Today Pastor Jason Kimbrow shares with us about how we need God to help us resist temptation and to rescue us from evil. He mentions that yesterday’s part of The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:12) is more curative medicine, whereas today’s verse is more preventive medicine, inviting God to shield us from temptation.
How are we delivered from evil? The enemy’s main temptation is through deception. If we let ourselves be dictated by our emotions, the enemy has a temptation for every mood we can slip into. So we need to stand on the truth. Jesus prayed for us in John 17:15-17, “My prayer is not that You take them out of the world but that You protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them by the truth; Your word is truth.”
We can be delivered from evil by knowing God’s truth! Pastor Jason invites us to pray The Lord’s Prayer over ourselves, our families, our community, our culture, and our nation!
Question: What people are tempting you? What places are tempting you? What are the pleasures that are enticing you?
Prayer Starter: This week, begin your daily prayer by praying through The Lord’s Prayer.
Family Chat: Discuss as a family: Is there a person, place, or pleasure that is causing you temptation? What do you need to do about that?
Take Action: Get with your accountability partner this week and be honest with each other about your answers to today’s questions.