Devo How to avoid temptation part 4
Luke 22:39-46 (NIV)
39 Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him. 40 On reaching the place, he said to them, “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.” 41 He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, 42 “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” 43 An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. 44 And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.[a]
45 When he rose from prayer and went back to the disciples, he found them asleep, exhausted from sorrow. 46 “Why are you sleeping?” he asked them. “Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.”
There are different kinds of temptation. One is the temptation not to do God’s will. Ever wonder what might have been different if the apostles had stayed up and prayed? I do. Prayer can keep you on the right track. Help you to stay in God’s will. Let’s face it is easier to fall asleep than to walk in God’s ways.
Proverbs 6:10-11 (NIV)10 A little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the hands to rest--
11 and poverty will come on you like a thief
and scarcity like an armed man.
This applies to spiritual poverty and scarcity also.
Pastor Jeff Lane
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