Devotional Thought for Today – 02/28/2022

Prayer Series XLV

We continue with excerpts from Reformed Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer.

Matthew 6:5-15, Luke 11:2-4

The Petitions (continued)

And lead us not into temptation

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Temptation is anything . . . that . . . has a force or efficacy to draw the mind and heart of a man from its obedience, which God requires of him, into any sin.

John Owen

‘Do not suffer us, or permit us, to be tempted to sin.’ In this it is implied that God has such control over us and the tempter as to save us from it if we call upon Him.

Albert Barnes

We pray that we be not led into temptation . . . [to be] entrapped in temptation . . . [so as] to overthrow us, to drown us in the bottomless pit of our sins, and thereby to destroy us.

Henry Bullinger

Our petition therefore is that we may not be overcome or overwhelmed with temptation, but in the strength of the Lord may stand firm against all the powers by which we are assailed . . . that being thus taken under His charge and protection, we may remain invincible by sin, death, the gates of hell, and the whole power of the devil.

John Calvin

There is no sin that the Christian will ever commit that could not have been avoided by prayer. (Mark 14:38)

Robert Reymond

Bible Proof Texts: Psalm 31:3-5, Psalm 139:23-24, Proverbs 4:10-12, Isaiah 48:17


RESOURCES:

The Lord’s Prayer: Explained and Applied (by Wilhelmus à Brakel)

Sermon on The Lord’s Prayer by Charles Spurgeon – “A Heavenly Pattern for Our Earthly Life”

C.S. LEWIS COMMENTARY ON THE LORD’S PRAYER

What Is the Purpose of the Lord’s Prayer? (GTY Ministries)

What is the Lord’s prayer? (by James Ussher)

The Lord’s Prayer: Its Spirit and Teaching (by Octavius Winslow)

The Lord’s Prayer (eBook) (by A W Pink)

The Lord’s Prayer (eBook) by Thomas Watson


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