Difficult Lessons of Lent: God Demands Allegiance to Him

Even as we take comfort in the fact that Jesus knows and endured our temptations and emerged victorious , we face the reality that temptation to sin is still a daily struggle for us. "Lead us not into temptation," Jesus taught us to pray daily. At times we may fear that we are losing the battle. Faith sees and holds on to the victory that has already been won for us by our Lord Jesus, who shares with us his crown of life. By our own weak powers we are bound to fail and crumble under temptation and the weight of sin. "But for us fights the valiant one, whom God himself elected" (A Mighty Fortress is Our God). In Christ's victory for us we can endure any temptation.