“The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the Day of Judgment to be punished.” 2 Peter 2:9
Today’s Christian Daily Devotional
When I read this verse my first instinct was: “Really?” Sometimes, (actually, most of the time) I feel like temptation is TOO much for me to bear. But, this verse says that the Lord knows how to deliver us.
The next time you are under extreme temptation, please try and keep this verse in mind. Pray for God to clearly show you His way of helping you escape out of your temptation trap. It would be wise to guard yourself and pay close attention to your personal “weak points” and temptations.
I think it is encouraging to focus on the last part of this verse—that God Himself promises that anyone who treats you unfair in this life will have to reckon with HIM in the next! Yikes. Let’s pray for those that hurt us; as verse indicates they are not in the ideal position when they mess with God’s children!
“Dear Heavenly Father,
I thank you for your precious Word that will not return unto you void. You said it, and therefore, I trust that it is true. You know how to deliver your children out of any temptation, no matter how tempting it may be.
The devil rules this world, and I know I have failed (in the past) and given into the temptations offered to me by him. Lord, I know that anything that he offers me, no matter how promising it looks, will only lead to pain and regret later. I ask that you give me the wisdom to totally rely on you when temptation is luring me. Show me your way out. Empower me with the ability to lean on the wisdom of the Holy Ghost that lives within me. I want to tap into that! I know my own willpower is not enough. My past record proves that.
Lets set a new record together, Lord. Order my steps in Your way, and lead me out of temptation, I know that you will guide me into a safe escape and lets have a wonderful story of victory to rejoice over when I reach heaven! I pray a blessing upon every person who has hurt me; help them come to know the God that rescues the ones who call out to Him. In Jesus precious name, thank you for your comfort and protection, Amen!”
Thank you for reading today’s daily devotional. Please check back and see what we have for you tomorrow!
Author: Julia Shalom Jordan