Watch And Pray
“Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
The Spirit vs. The Flesh
Jesus warned Peter, James, and John to watch and pray as He went into the Garden of Gethsemane to pray to the Father. He had just celebrated the Passover meal with His disciples and was about to be betrayed by Judas. The guards were seeking to arrest Him and He knew He only had a couple of hours to prepare Himself for the worst suffering and torture known to man. Three times Jesus went away to pray and three times He returned and found the three men slumbering.
Jesus tried warning the three disciples but they let their guard down. Little did they know that they were about to be tested and tempted more than ever before. They didn’t think all of this would happen on that night because it was a time of Jewish celebration. In verse 33 Peter exhaust himself and exclaimed that he would never deny Him even if he were to die. Three times Peter denied Jesus before the rooster crowed.
We all fall into similar slumbering. We think all is well and life couldn’t be any better. That is when Satan prowls like a lion to devour. We must never let our guard down. We must always be alert to the temptations of sin. Jesus said the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. We all have high regards to what we strive to do for Christ but in the end we each fall into the same category as Peter. Good intentions are not good enough.
Pray for the Lord to help you to stay alert keep you from the temptation of sin.