Candy Store

“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil”

Matthew 6:13 (NIV)

In the sample prayer that Jesus is giving us, He realizes that we will be in a battle against sin; wrongful actions or thoughts. We need to be convinced that sin damages us. A saying that has helped me is that “if you are trying avoid sin, stay out of sin’s orchard”. Don’t put yourself in a candy store if eating sweets is a problem. Don’t turn on the computer or TV late at night if lust is a problem. Don’t bring up ‘juicy’ topics with certain people if gossip can grip you.

If you feel your flesh telling you that it’s okay, “everyone else is doing it”, be convinced that sin is NEVER worth it! Then pray to God to ‘deliver’ you with the strength to move past it.


Heavenly Father, help me to fight the battles with sin. I need your strength. When I fail, I will confess and start over. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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