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. This petition is supported by the authority of human experience and history. We are led into situations of trial.
2. It is the natural language of the human heart. It is the utterance of fear.
3. It is the prayer of wise self-distrust.
4. It must always be a prayer springing from our trust in God.
5. The prayer now beet)rues an aspiration, a prophecy. It gathers up all the great hopes and faiths of the gospel.
(W. Hubbard.)This prayer implies —
I. That we are living in a world in which is the presence of evil.
II. That those who use it are under a sense of being in bondage to evil.
III. Nothing less than the omnipotent arm of God can deliver us from this evil.
IV. That nothing can be satisfying to the Christian but the entire expulsion of evil from the world.
V. Let our petition be presented in fervent faith of an answer.
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.