What Jesus Did! 'The Pervasiveness of Our Problem' — Luke 11:4

Thursday, July 16, 2015

"'Forgive us the sins we have done, because we forgive every person that has done wrong to us. And don't let us be tempted (tested).'"
— Luke 11:4 NLT
Illustration of Luke 11:4 NLT — "'Forgive us the sins we have done, because we forgive every person that has done wrong to us. And don't let us be tempted (tested).'"

Key Thought

Sin is our problem. We bring it into the world of those around us and unleash the power of Satan to damage others. Others bring sin into our lives, leaving us wounded, battered, disillusioned, and angry. Satan knows how to seduce us with just the right combination of circumstances and temptations to take advantage of sin's power on us. How can we pray and not acknowledge our sin and our vulnerability to temptation, as well as not be reminded that to be forgiven means to be forgiving?

Today's Prayer

Father God, please forgive me of my sins. Give me wisdom to see your escape path out of temptation. Use my knowledge of your gracious forgiveness in my life to motivate me to extend that graciousness to others. Most of all, by the power of your Spirit, help me conquer sin's power in all of its forms and to overcome all of Satan's schemes to trap me by his temptations. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 1 John 1:8-2:2
  • Hebrews 3:12-14
  • Genesis 4:6-7

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.