Lead Us Not into Temptation (LD 52; Psalm 141) | 2010-2011 Catechism Sermons

We can see in scripture the description of our God as a faithful shepherd. We certainly need to praise the Lord for his faithful care in bringing us through this life, and there is no mistaking that Christ identifies himself as a Shepherd in John 10. So, if this is true, then why does Christ command us to ask God to shepherd us away from temptation? Does this mean that God will tempt us? Well, James 1:13 makes clear that God does not tempt us. So, why would we pray for the Lord to lead us away from from temptation? If you are curious about these questions please stay tuned to our sermon titled, “Lead us not into Temptation.”