And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For your is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
1. The source, of temptation may be divided into three: those within ourselves, those that surround us, those from the spirit-world.
2. This petition does not mean that we should ask God to give us an easy time.
3. Temptations are just as liable to come to men from things that are good as from things that are bad. What is nobler than industry well applied — property — regulated anger? These are full of temptations to avarice, etc. The Divine conception of life is that it is a conflict.
4. Modes of resisting temptation. Many of them are to be forestalled. We are to watch against weak hours. A safeguard against temptation is the strengthening of the natural antagonisms of the passions; over against cruelty lies benevolence, etc.
Parallel VersesKJV: And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.