NOT INTO TEMPTATION --- Matthew 6:13. C. H. V. Bogatzky's Daily Devotions April 10.

The Tenth of April.

NOT INTO TEMPTATION --- Matthew 6:13.

"Lead us not into temptation." --- Matthew 6:13.

Divine Answer: "God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it." --- 1 Corithians 10:13.

The nearer to heaven, the higher the mountains; the deeper the valleys, and the sharper the conflicts. But be not discouraged; it is only for the trial of our faith.

God also gives also more strength, carries us through all, as he has done from the beginning, and suffers none to be ashamed who trust in him. Sometimes we may seem to be tempted above measure; and are afraid of being confounded; but far from it; it is quite impossible we should.

Here thou hast the plain words of the Lord. Take hold on them and wait his time; for since the world stood, none have being confounded in anything who have waited for his promise; and surely he will not make thee his first instance of the failure of his word. By no means.

"Rather shall the mountains depart, and the hills be removed, says the lord that hath mercy on thee." --- Isaiah 54:10.

Our God, how firm his promise stands,
E'en when he hides his face!
He trusts in our Redeemer's hands
His glory and his grace.

Then why, my soul, these sad complaints,
Since Christ and we are one?
Thy God is faithful to his saints;
Is faithful to his Son.

Beneath his smiles my heart has lived,
And part of heaven possess'd
I'l praise his name for grace received,
And trust him for the rest.