Lead Us Not Into Temptation

Tuesday, 28 Aug 2007

In order to get a proper understanding of this or any of the petitions contained in "Lord's Prayer" it is necessary to understand the context in which Jesus is offering these prayer instructions. From the very outset of his instruction Jesus uses the medium of contrast in outlining our relationships with God. Therefore, we see the image of a holy, sovereign and sufficient father, contrasted with sinful, dependent children. Each petition can be understood through this contrast. With that in mind let's consider "And Lead Us Not Into Temptation." As a ...

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