And when he came to the place he said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.” (Lk 22:40)
In 1 Thessalonians 5:17, the Holy Spirit says to us: Pray without ceasing” The reason why we should obey this command is revealed in the words of our Lord Jesus Christ to His disciples in Luke 22:40: “Pray that ye enter not into temptation.”
Peter, the one who had appeared the boldest among the disciples, ended up denying his master three times. He had no spiritual courage to follow through with his boast of readiness to die with the Master (Matthew 26:35). What a great lesson to us all! The arm of flesh will always fail. (Jeremiah 17:5) There are many lessons we can learn from the story of the widow in today’s Bible text: (1) First, the judge intervened in her case, not because he was interested in her. It was her relentless prayer that compelled him to act and arrange her of her enemies. (2) Secondly, this woman did not change her prayer at any time. In other words, she was consistent in her prayer, and so there was no need for additional witnesses to be called in. Many people gamble in their prayer lives, not knowing exactly what they need. They are unstable like the waves of the sea, being driven by the wind. Apostle James in James 1:7-8 writes: “For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” Our Lord Jesus Christ assures us that our heavenly Father, unlike the unjust judge, will answer us speedily, if we pray in faith and trust in His justice.
PRAYER LINE: Ask of the Father, today in faith, and you will receive beyond your wildest imagination. Father, avenge me of every adversary of Your plan and purpose for my life. (O.H)
Don’t give up pray and trust Him.