Explanation of The Sixth Petition
The Sixth Petition
And lead us not into temptation.
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, 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.
The Central Thought
Many gradually drift away from the Christian faith, until their faith withers and dies.
How might people drift away from Christ without realizing it?
Read Mark 4:1--20. What are the various dangers to faith mentioned in the parable of the sower?
✠ As Christians, we pray that our Father would keep us strong in His Word, since our faith is under constant threat.
What people or things could lure you away...