“But deliver us from the evil”
Meditation 2: “Deliverance” is from Sin
Though deliverance from Egypt was historically important for the Jews, deliverance from sin is what Jesus came to bring (John 8:31-34). When Jesus told the Jews this they were offended. This is why Paul says the gospel is a stumbling block to the Jews (1 Cor 1:21-23). But for those who trust in God it is our point of rejoicing.
Peter says we’ve been ransomed by God’s blood (1 Pet 1:18-19) and escaped corruption (2 Pet 1:4). This has been done for us. And this is how God relates to us. And this is why we can be confident to pray in this way.
Joshua Torrey is the sole proprietor of Torrey Gazette (don't tell Alaina) and the fullness of its editorial process. That means everything wrong with TG can legitimately be blamed on him.