Does God ever lead us into temptation? A good friend confessed confusion at this point. The story of Job in the Old Testament and Jesus in the New Testament remind us that God will allow his people to be tempted but he is not the cause of the temptation. So what are we saying when we pray this prayer? Thankfully the sentence has a second half: “but deliver us from the Evil One.” God does not want us to fail or fall. When we pray this prayer we align with his direction and accept his protection.
Lead us Not into Temptation
September 16, 2018