Saturday, May 17, 2014

The Lord's Prayer - part 9 cont.

Matthew 6:13  "Bring us not into temptation."

MB 118  "The prayer, 'Bring us not into temptation,' is itself a promise. If we commit ourselves to God we have the assurance, He 'will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.'  1 Corinthians 10:13.
     The only safeguard against evil is the indwelling of Christ in the heart through faith in His righteousness. It is because selfishness exists in our hearts that temptation has power over us.  But when we behold the great love of God, selfishness appears in  its hideous and repulsive character, and we desire to have it expelled from the soul.  As the Holy Spirit glorifies Christ, our hearts are softened and subdued, the temptation loses its power, and the grace of Christ transforms the character.
     Christ will never abandon the soul for whom He has died.  The soul may leave Him and be overwhelmed with temptation, but Christ can never turn from one for whom He has paid the ransom of His own life.
     Live in contact with the living Christ, and He will hold you firmly by the hand that will never let go.  Know and believe the love that God has to us, and you are secure; that love is a fortress impregnable to all the delusions and assaults of Satan.  "The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it and  is safe."
What promises we have for the abiding presence of Christ in our life. Run to Jesus and be safe from the assaults of Satan.  Grandma Joan

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