“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For your is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever Amen.” Matthew 6:13.
The temptations to which we are daily exposed make prayer a necessity. Dangers beset every path. Those who are seeking to rescue others from vice and ruin are especially exposed to temptation. In constant contact with evil, they need a strong hold upon God lest they themselves be corrupted. …
As workers for God we must reach men where they are, surrounded with darkness, sunken in vice, and stained with corruption. But while we stay our minds upon Him who is our sun and our shield, the evil that surrounds us will not bring one stain upon our garments. As we work to save the souls that are ready to perish we shall not be put to shame if we make God our trust. Christ in the heart, Christ in the life, this is our safety. The atmosphere of His presence will fill the soul with abhorrence of all that is evil. Our spirit may be so identified with His that in thought and aim we shall be one with Him. –The Ministry of Healing, pp. 509, 511.
Question to think about:
Prayer is a necessity. Why?
If we help others overcome sin, are we in danger of being defiled?
Do we trust God when temptations are around us?