March 18, 2014
Itâ€™s one of those things we know to be true on an intellectual level, but we forget it easily in personal experience. Temptation is not the same as sin. This truth is obvious from the Scriptures. In the Lordâ€™s Prayer, we are taught to pray â€œforgive us our debtsâ€ and â€œlead us not into temptationâ€ (Matt. 6:12-13). Debts and trespasses require forgiveness; temptation needs deliverance. They are not the same.