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Temptation in The Garden, Part 2: Luke 22:40-46

The passage begins and ends with, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation”. So, being in prayer is another clue, weapon, defence, against falling into temptation.

Jesus spends his last night in prayer. He must be as susceptible to temptation as anyone else. Why else would he be tempted by the devil at the beginning of his ministry? And here he is at the end of his ministry talking about temptation.

Lord, help me submit my will to yours, as Jesus did in the face of temptation.

So, it seems that prayer, purpose, scripture, and submission to God are essential in overcoming temptation.

I thank you Lord that you’re teaching me about these things in life, and teaching me through these things within daily life. I still feel weak in the face of many temptations, but nevertheless, you’ve kept me Lord, on fairly solid ground. Help me to intuitively know the difference between the voice of the Holy Spirit and the voice of the devil, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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February 28, 2007 - Posted by | contemplative, god, jesus, religion, Temptation, wisdom

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