It’s easy to see why our world glamorises temptation. But, when it comes down to reality, temptation is really just another way of showing that we’re not satisfied with what God’s given us. It’s about doubting God’s goodness, his provision for us. It’s about wanting more than what God’s given us.

And so this is why we pray that it won’t happen. We ask our Father to “Lead us not into temptation, but (to) deliver us from evil.”

Listen to this deeply-personal sermon on this phrase in The Lord’s Prayer from Matthew 6:13 where I talk about a number of temptations that affect us, and discuss practical ways to survive them. Preached at Sylvania Anglican Church on 28th November 2010.