and do not lead us into temptations, but deliver us from the evil one.
Kelly Swisher of Arkansas was driving down Interstate 49 when a large rat snake fell out of dashboard and slithered across her feet. Somehow she managed to pull off the road and call authorities, who came and captured the snake and sent Kelly on her way without further incident.
In a spiritual sense, that can happen to us anytime. We never know when we'll have an incident with the old serpent, the devil. He lurks around, drops in out of nowhere, tempts us, tests us, and does his best to rob us of purity and peace.
On two occasions, once at the beginning and the other at the end of His earthly work, Jesus told us to pray about this. In the Sermon on the Mount, He taught us to pray, "Deliver us from the evil one .(" Matthew 6:13) On the night before His death, He said, "I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that you should keep them from the evil one." (John 12:15)
Hopefully you will not be one who is tested in the Tribulation, but you will be tested in other ways. God is faithful. Trust Him in all things..
Christians do not have to live, they have only to be faithful to Jesus Christ, not only until death but unto death if necessary.
Thank you Spark Friends for coming to my blog and posting your comments. Sending God's richest blessings to you and your families so He will show you His ultimate love, comfort and compassion in your good times and in times of trouble. God will never leave you nor forsake you, but will walk with you leading you down righteous paths until you come to be with Him in heaven. God bless you. I pray in Jesus's Precious Name. Amen.