Lord's Prayer Meditation: “The Evil” is Specific

“But deliver us from the evil”

Meditation 5: “The Evil” is Specific

The second important lesson is that evil is specific. The devil is the adversary of God. And thus the devil is the adversary of God’s people. He looks to destroy us but our faith in Christ delivers us (1 Pet 5:8-9).

Elsewhere the devil is shown to be the accuser of God’s people (Zech 3:1). But once again Jesus (Rom 8:34) and the Holy Spirit (Rom 8:26) work out our deliverance by interceding for us before the Father. So we are taught to pray that God deliver His people in accordance with His promises.

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