And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. Mt. (6:13) Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ in the Lord’s Prayer we read, “and lead us not into temptation” we ask God to protect us against all temptations which come to us from evil persons, from the infirmities of our body and especially from the evil spirit (devil). Our Lord God does not tempt anyone. When God allows temptation-trial to come upon us, then it is to test our Faith and pious living. Therefore, we ask Him to help us overcome the temptation and avoid sin. “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (Mt.26.41)

“Some people are more prone to temptation than others, but it is possible for everyone to practice and succeed in using willpower to resist temptations”

Recognize temptation.

Did anyone ever ask you to do something that was wrong? Or did he say that it would be fun and that it would be not really wrong to do it. When someone does this to us, he is trying to temp us. What will you do if you are tempted? Should we give in and do what is wrong?

Be honest. If you’re refusing something or someone that’s tempting you, don’t feel guilty or like you need to lie. Be honest about why you’re refusing something. No matter what others say, we should never do things that God says are wrong. In that way, we will always make God happy, and we will never please the Devil.

Keep away from temptation. Make it easier to deal with temptation by getting away from what tempts you. For instance, if you’re trying to quit smoking, avoid places that you frequently smoked. You may even want to avoid people that you usually smoked with.

More information about how to resist temptation to do wrong can be found at Psalm 1:1, 2; Proverbs 1:10, 11; and Timothy 2:22.


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