When Jesus said, “lead us not into temptation”, He was teaching a healthy fear of sin. “Not only are we sinners, but we are desperately afraid that we should be even more sinful”–Alan Redpath. Today, ask God for His leadership! Confess your attraction to things and people that are contrary to His will. Ask Him to guide you in a path that avoids contact with the things that drag you down. “Make NO allowance for the flesh” Roman 13:14. Don’t “get as close as you can without stepping over the line”. If sin is the enemy, treat it as such! This prayer teaches us to be honest with the Father (and with ourselves) about the need for a new intentionally innocent path. Lead me, Lord! I will follow.
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This story came to my mind a few days ago in connection to a tandem bicycle and how we are when we resist letting Christ be in control –
Two people were riding a tandem bicycle up a hill. After reaching the top, the one in front said, “That was tough, but we made it!”
The one in back said, “Yes! We would have rolled back down if I hadn’t had on the brakes!”
Progress is impeded when we put on the brakes.