Matthew 6:13 ‘And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil.’
The last line is the Lord’s Prayer is asking for God’s protection and a way of escape when we face situation where we are have a choice between doing the right thing or the wrong thing. We are asking God to help lead us down a moral path, make us conscience of our decisions and show us right from wrong.
There is an old saying, “Opportunity only knocks once, but temptation bangs at the door constantly.” We face situations every day where we have a choice. When we don’t answer temptation it just keeps knocking. Do you wear down and give in, or do you have the strength and endurance to walk away and let temptation keep knocking? When faced with those choices today, tonight, this weekend, what are you going to choose?
Ask God to help you steer clear of the temptations in your life, to help you find a way to avoid those situations and people who lead you to stumble. Pray for endurance in the areas you struggle and help you not open the door when it comes knocking.