“Entering into Temptation”

Before going to the cross, our Lord Jesus Christ exhorted His disciples in Matthew 26:41 to, “Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” William Bridge notes from our Lord’s warning His disciples about entering into temptation that “He (Jesus Christ) does not say, Watch and pray, that you be not tempted; but ‘Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation.’ It is one thing to knock at the door, and another thing to come in, when temptation enters you, you enter into temptation: take heed of that.’”

Pastor Jonathan Merica at Calvary Reformed Church, Stockton, CA

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