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The Way of Escape

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Matthew 6:13b says, “but deliver us from the evil one.”

Jesus alone is the only Deliverer from evil! Write this down on your heart. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life! He’s the Conqueror King! He’s the Resurrection and the Life, and there is no evil in Him!

Though temptation creeps in and Satan entices us to sin, God, our Father, promises a way of escape. He provides a means of rescue through his Son, Jesus.

So today, when things go right or wrong, when you think you can make it on your own, or even if you can no longer make it at all, know this. He will deliver you from whatever temptation comes your way. As James 4:7 reminds us, “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

And there you go!

Working for our Good

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Matthew 6:13a says, “And lead us not into temptation…”

We are assured in the book of James, chapter 1, verse 13 that God does not tempt us. So what is Jesus saying in this section of the Lord’s prayer?

Do you suppose when we learn to see that God is not our tempter but is always working for our good, it is then we have assurance He is our Savior?

There are three truths you must nail down before a tragedy or crisis of any kind strikes.

  1. God is good.

  2. God loves me.

  3. God has a purpose for everything.

We have to believe these with all our heart when life is going smoothly so we won’t wonder about God’s goodness, love, and purpose when hard things happen to us. We need to be prepared because we have no idea when tragedy will strike.

Think on these truths, and hide them in your heart. God does not tempt us. He loves us, and He’s good. His purposes are eternal.

And there you go!

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