DELIVER US FROM EVIL --- Matthew 6:13. Bogatzky's Daily Devotions March 26.

The Twenty Sixth of March.

DELIVER US FROM EVIL --- Matthew 6:13.

"Deliver us from evil." --- Matthew 6:13.

Divine Answer: "Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee." --- Isaiah 43:1, 2.

"Christ hath, by his own blood, entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us." --- Hebrews 9:12.

This precious redemption is the foundation of our present deliverance, and will finally produce an everlasting deliverance from all evil. He who loathes and detests not only the evil of punishment, but of sin itself, and consequently pants after Jesus, both of his love and his likenesss, such an one has faith already, and sin has lost its dominion over him.

And though he may be tempted with it severely, yet he is under the law no more; for the reigning power of sin being broke, the law has lost its condemning power also; we are delivered from the power of the evil one, and we may be sure of continual, nay, eternal redemption. We often may feel the evil, but, by prayer and watchfulness, be as often delivered from it also.

Thy solemn vows are on me, Lord;
Thou shalt receive my praise:
I'll sing, "How faithful is thy word!
How righteous all thy ways!

Thou hast secured my soul from death,
Oh set thy prisoner free;
That heart and hand, and life and breath,
May be employ'd for thee.