Matthew > Chapter 26 > Verse 41 Library • Free Downloads • eBibles His pride, right? As we considered in the previous study (Mt 26:31-35), the disciples failed to realize their own inherent weakness, but gullibly thought they were capable of achieving lofty goals in their own strength. The soul so framed is in a sure posture; and this is one of the means without which this work will not be done. Our Price: $3.49 Save: $3.50 (50%) Buy Now . For the outcome of those things is death. Peter being one of them, who but a little before had with so much self-confidence affirmed that though all men forsook him, yet he never would so do. Temptation, then, in general, is any thing, state, way, or condition that, upon any account whatever, hath a force or efficacy to seduce, to draw the mind and heart of a man from its obedience, which God requires of him, into any sin, in any degree of it whatever. Light and Truth . He hath promised that he will keep us in all our ways; that we shall be directed in a way that, though we are fools, “we shall not err therein,” Is 35:8; that he will lead us, guide us, and deliver us from the evil one. Ro 7:15-25). An imitation stone, on the other hand, will have almost no sparkle at all. Many people have great confidence in their faith until it is severely tested by hardships and disappointments. Faith closes with the promises, and so finds relief in this case. Quiet! Prayer the Best Remedy in Time of Trouble - First, let us learn that prayer is the best practical remedy that we can use in time of trouble. I’ll take your name and address and go in your place.” The records upheld the man’s claim. The flesh profits nothing (Jn 6:63). "The flesh" does not mean "the body." He was the Rock of Ages, an unshakable pillar of strength compared to those around him. Such exercise (watching and praying) will give governing power to the spirit, and enable it to impose its will on the reluctant flesh. : Jesus, Peter, John, James. Yet He repeated the command, “Watch ” for that was the special duty of the hour; and he added, “and pray, ” for. The way of preventing it—watch and pray. 36 Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to His disciples, "Sit here while I go over there and pray.". (3) Pride and boasting in your own strength. This open door to the ruin of souls is too evident; and woeful experience makes it no less evident that it is almost impossible to fasten upon many poor creatures any fear or dread of temptation, who yet will profess a fear and abhorrence of sin. The tests for Peter demonstrated his inability to withstand temptation in his own human strength. In today's world we are surrounded by all kinds of allurements that appeal to our lower nature—and "the flesh is weak" (Matt. They are to behave with true courage. Lay harmless down, like sheep, So he tried Hezekiah to discover his pride; God left him that he might see what was in his heart, 2Chr 32:31. Pressure brings out what's really on the inside! The ancient Greeks told a story of a warrior named Achilles. Jesus is calling His disciples to be on the alert, maintaining a constant state of vigilance (vigilance suggests intense, unremitting, wary watchfulness; keenly alert to or heedful of trouble or danger as others are sleeping or unsuspicious). [4.] Comment: I wonder how that would effect the efficacy and frequency of our prayer life if we had such a potential punishment looming over us!? And this will be farther discovered in our process. Name. And let not him go any further who resolved not to improve this direction in a daily conscientious observation of it. Copyright © 2003-2020 | Outreach, Inc., All rights reserved. When that load is taken off, then he will tempt you worse that ever. (Amplified Bible - Lockman). For just as you presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness, resulting in further lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness, resulting in sanctification. What a Savior! Paul teaches us what these weapons are. Preaching, storytelling, stories. London. Everything God says about the flesh is negative. Thus he tempted Judas: he was at work himself; he put it into his heart to betray Christ; Luke 22:3, “he entered into him” for that purpose. Scripture: the higher life-principle in man by which the human reason, viewed on its moral side—the organ of moral thinking and knowing is informed… With the physical body, man has world-consciousness, with the soul he has self-consciousness, and with the spirit he has God-consciousness. We find our Lord addressing them in these solemn words: “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. (An Expositional Commentary – The Gospel of Matthew, Vol 2: The Triumph of the King). TO HIS CHILDREN. With the spirit, man has to do with the things of God. “It is finished!” was His cry; He claimed that the records would show that he had been conscripted two years previously and that he had been killed in action. Now in Heav’n exalted high. God puts no difference between the slothful servant and the wicked servant, "You wicked and lazy servant!" Peter filled with bravado and a great deal of "self", first failed the "Malchus test", cutting off the ear of the slave of the Jewish high priest (Jn 18:10). He almost always masks himself as a religious personality, almost always endeavoring somehow in some way to be able to approach you subtly so that you can't recognize the reality of who he is. (Acts 1:8). We often want to do the right thing but find that we need supernatural assistance to accomplish it (cf. Cross references. ), WHY GOD For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls. Watching and praying were enjoined for a special purpose: “that ye enter not into temptation. Matthew 26:41. Didn't he refuse to humble himself? 41 Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted (peirazo - the verbal root of peirasmos) by the devil. What, after all, is temptation? Let no man, then, pretend to fear sin that doth not fear temptation to it. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. He would have the temptation continue with St Paul, that he might reveal himself to him in the sufficiency of his renewing grace, 2Co 12:9. ” He knew what sore temptations were about to assail them, so he would have them doubly armed by— “Watching unto prayer.”. Mark it down that the Christian who is not alert to the enemy's attack is in for trouble. Obviously "Simon" (from Hebrew "Shimon" = hearing) was the "old" name, whereas "Peter" (Greek = "Petros" = piece of rock) was the "new" name (see Lk 6:14). Every thing that is agreeable to our senses or flattering to our minds, has a tendency to draw us from God. When He comes, our glorious King, Spurgeon explains…. But she held him by one heel which the protective waters didn’t cover. The other main meaning of sarx is flesh in its moral, ethical sense. That he may not terrify and discourage His disciples, He gently reproves their slothfulness, and adds consolation and good ground of hope. New Testament Obedience Series Contributed by ... Romans 6, Matthew 15:3-9, Colossians 2:16-21, Matthew 26:41, 1 Kings 17, Hebrews 10:25, James 2:14-24, Philippians 1-2:1 (view more) (view less) Denomination: Charismatic. It is a tender frame of spirit, sensible of its own weakness and corruption, of the craft of Satan, of the evil of sin, of the efficacy of temptation, that can perform his duty. What I see emphasized in this scene in Gethsemane is the frailty and failures of the disciples, as a backdrop to the faithfulness of the Lord Jesus. Scripture: Matthew 26:59–64. It stands for that part of our nature which we have in common with the brutes that perish. 84:11). And he sets the world at work, the things of it, providing for him “thirty pieces of silver” (Lk 22:5, “They covenanted to give him money”); and the men of it, even the priests and the Pharisees; and calls in the assistance of his own corruption,—he was covetous, “a thief, and had the bag.”, I might also show how the world and our own corruptions do act single by themselves, and jointly in conjunction with Satan and one another, in this business of temptation. New King James Version Update. A person who lives for the flesh is living a negative life. Do not engage in things which are beyond your reach and beyond your competence. Matthew 26:41 Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” It is a woeful thing to consider what slight thoughts the most have of this thing. We need to know our weaknesses, where we could easily be wounded spiritually. [2.] The latter (trial) means an appeal to the better part of man, with the desire that he should stand. Not even strong enough to stay awake for one hour with the Lord of the Universe Who is in agony! In particular, that is a temptation to any man which causes or occasions him to sin, or in any thing to go off from his duty, either by bringing evil into his heart, or drawing out that evil that is in his heart, or any other way diverting him from communion with God, and that constant, equal, universal obedience, in matter and manner, that is required of him. The Spirit produces His joy in you - Ga 5:22-note), my brethren, when (implies temptations are to be expected) you encounter (fall into the midst of so as to be totally surrounded by) various (poikilos - all "shapes and sizes" of) trials (peirasmos), knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. Wesley's Notes for Matthew 26:41. Scripture: Matthew 26:36–46. Learn more. He goes on to make an interesting (a bit difficult to understand) distinction that the spirit is. It is a pit of corruption and rebellion too. In time of special weakness—run to Christ for shelter! A maid was strong enough to cast Peter down. Weak (sick, helpless) (772)(asthenes [word study] from a = without + sthénos = strength, bodily vigor) (Related verb = astheneo-note concentration of asthenes/astheneo in the epistles to the Corinthians - almost 50% of NT uses) is literally without strength or bodily vigor. For the ways whereby God accomplishes His search, trial or temptation, include—. Scripture Engagement; More Resources; Explore More; Newsletters; Devotionals; Bible Gateway App; Bible Audio App ; Bible Gateway Blog; Bible Gateway Plus. we do before we are born again, is tainted by the effects of the fall (and thus the effects of the "flesh"). But what is the first thing to be done in time of trouble? Guilty, vile, and helpless we; Why? But God's Word makes it clear that "watching" is to be included as a specific element of prayer. Submit. Phil Newton summarizes Jesus' first command to be continually alert writing that…. Matthew 25. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak." It would be easy to point out the sameness, the essential oneness, of the two scenes. Now, let us learn from His command to watch and pray so that we may not enter into the snare of temptation. What sort of men is free from this folly in one thing or other? Hunger, thirst, weariness, and sex are not at all evil in themselves. Turn away (command) from it and pass on (command). Spirit (pneuma) here is the moral life (intellect, emotions) as opposed to the flesh (cf. In the context of the growth and development of the lives of the disciples, these trials were part of the "school of affliction" through which they (and we) must "matriculate". Children do not run away from their father’s side when big dogs bark at them. Scripture Formatting × Scripture Formatting. Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. 13:34, 35, 37; 14:34, 37, 38; Lk. Until we are tempted, we think we live on our own strength. To reiterate, when God is the agent, peirasmos is for the purpose of proving us, never for the purpose of causing us to fall. The enemy did not want the holy city to be rebuilt, so they used fear, deceit, and every kind of ruse to hinder the work. Scripture: Matthew 26:36–46. Let us live like men in enemy territory (cp "aliens and strangers" 1Pe 2:11-note), and be always on our guard. Is this thy dying for me, to be dead in security, when I am dying for thee?”. of a sense of the love of God in Christ" [133]. The keeping of it in such a frame as, on various accounts, is useful for its preservation. For the Son of God, who came 13: Luke XVII to John XII (105). Gregoreuo - 22x in NAS - alert, 10; awake, 1; keep, 1; keep watch, 4; keep watching, 1; keeping alert, 1; stay on the alert, 1; stays awake, 1; wake, 2, Mt. Retail: $39.99. In one or other direction our lives are tending. Man of Sorrows! Let us learn that there is great weakness even in true disciples of Christ, and that they need to watch and pray against it. Now the feelings of sorrow, grief, and distress weigh upon Him physically and emotionally. ", Wiersbe comments on watch and pray noting it is like saying, "Pray with your eyes open"… The familiar phrase "watch and pray" goes back to when Nehemiah was leading the people in rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem and restoring the gates. Keep watching (1127) (gregoreuo [word study] from egeiro = to arise, arouse) pictures a sleeping man rousing himself from slumber and so means to refrain from sleep and by default to be awake, alert, and watchful. I am afraid that all the grace that I have got out of my comfortable and easy times and happy hours might almost lie on a penny. in watchfulness, we recognize our propensity to fall into sin given the opportunity, and thus seek to avoid such occasions or to use every means to withstand in such times. Email. Never miss a post. Sin will not long seem great or heavy unto any to whom temptations seem light or small. 7:15; 8:23; Gal. Ruined sinners to reclaim. Our food, our raiment, our comforts of every kind, and even our dearest relatives, are apt to engross our affections too much, and to become the objects of an idolatrous regard — The cares and troubles of life also are frequently sources of unbelieving anxiety, or murmuring discontent… —To these temptations incalculable force is given by the corruptions of our own hearts ("fallen flesh nature" inherited from Adam). We must be prepared to meet our adversary at his first approach. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. So shall we be delivered when others are held with the cords of their own folly (Pr 5:22). (2.) These two are the indispensable conditions of victorious encountering of temptation. “Watch and pray, Our watching, therefore, will be of no avail without prayer. Vine says that proseuchomai carries with it a notion of worship (but see the Greek word for worship = proskuneo) which is not present in the other words for prayer (eg, aiteo, deomai, both of which involve spoken supplication). Fortified by them, we shall not ‘enter into’ it, though we encounter it. Hunger is not evil, but gluttony is sinful. “And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully” (2Ti 2:5). He Himself bore our sins - During the Napoleonic Wars, men were conscripted into the French army by a lottery system. These fiery darts are prepared in the forge of his own malice, and shall, with all their venom and poison, be turned into his own heart for ever. (c) Meet temptation with thoughts of faith concerning Christ crucified for you. “You are alive now.” He explained that when his name came up, a close friend said to him, “You have a large family, but I’m not married and nobody is dependent on me. We are soldiers in a battle and we dare not go to sleep while on duty. 39 And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. The temptation of Jesus was morally neutral -- there was nothing inherently evil in offering Jesus bread (Mt 4:2, 3, 4). 26:41). He thought he could stand by him. Matthew 26:41. They are not to give up an inch of vital territory. And by the conflict and the victory of your Master, go into the conflict bravely, expecting to conquer by faith in Him, even as He overcame. J R Miller sounds a good word of caution reminding us that…. In the context of Matthew 26 we have somewhat of a unique situation, in which the disciples clearly had believed in Jesus (cp Mt 16:16, 20) and yet they did not yet have the indwelling Holy Spirit (Jn 7:39), Who gives believers the desire and power necessary to live the Christian life (cp Acts 1:8, Ro 8:13-note, 1Co 15:10) and specifically in context, the desire and power to "watch and pray". Five coats of lacquer are applied and hand rubbed to give the piano its outer glow. Verse of the Day; ... Sermons on Matthew 26:41. Perhaps at this moment Satan may be desiring to sift us. (1.) ESV: Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. First, arm yourself therefore from head to toe. Font Size. With this in mind, borrowing from Owen, let me point out four ways that we can be watchful [131ff.]. Rather, it refers to the basic nature of unregenerate man that makes him blind to spiritual truth (1Co 2:14)… God has given man certain desires, and these desires are good. I shall content myself to give a description of the general nature of that which we are to watch against; which will make way for what I aim at. (9) To engender a holy fear of God so that we might not sin (Ex 20:20), (Note: The original list has been modified slightly), (1). So long as we live, the corruptions of the old nature will be ready to rise in rebellion, and they must be held down by divine grace working in us continual care. Then the soul-life as we know it now, will be a thing of the past. (Bible Exposition Commentary - New Testament), James Montgomery Boice expounds on "The Weakness of Our Flesh" asking first…, In the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His piety. The commands to watch and pray precede the warning about temptation. He stands in this respect, like Lot’s wife (Lk 17:32, Ge 19:26), a monument to future generations; but vigilance on our part will counteract the designs of Satan. Sealed my pardon with His blood. What might be significant about that name? What was Nehemiah's defense? The word soul, in the language of Scripture, is not used in its modern significance. Are necessary to our growth in Christ -- thus trials in a believer's life are purposeful (cf Ro 8:28-note; Ro 8:29- note), (4). Whereas, being without temptation, flesh and blood are weak. (d) Go to God in prayer, as the second sentinel; plead for a speedy deliverance through Christ; call upon Christ to give you aid even as He resisted temptation; look to the Lord as the One promising deliverance [135-137]. This, then, is the first direction:—Always bear in mind the great danger that it is for any soul to enter into temptation. (NASB: Lockman)Greek: gregoreite (2PPAM) kai proseuchesthe, (2PPMM) hina me eiselthete (2PAAS) eis peirasmon; to men pneuma prothumon e de sarx asthenes.. Amplified: All of you must keep awake (give strict attention, be cautious and active) and watch and … Matthew 26:41 "Watch and pray so that you will not enter into temptation. The church has devised a new cross today: an ornament to wear around the neck, a commonplace symbol twisted out of context, a charm, a holy horseshoe. But God's Word makes it clear that "watching" is to be included as a specific element of prayer. The means of its success—by our entering into it. “If it is possible” (verse 39), and the thing we ask is for God’s glory, it will be done: the thorn in the flesh will either be removed, or grace to endure it will be given to us, as it was to St. Paul (2 Corinthians 12:9). The lacerated veins and crushed tendons throbbed with unrelenting anguish. Christ prays his Father to keep us, and instructs us to pray that we be so kept. Thomas a Brakel (Christian's Reasonable Service) gives some excellent final instructions on how to conduct ourselves in warfare…. We find Him hungry, tired, and asleep. Thus he tempted Abraham to show him his faith. Notice what name Jesus uses in the parallel passage in Mk 14:37. John H. Gerstner suggested at one of the Philadelphia Conferences on Reformation Theology that it must have been Peter who composed the song found in some of today's hymnbooks. The accelerating events leading up to Christ's sacrifice on the Cross, are witnessed in these final chapters of Matthew's gospel as multiple prophecies of His passion spill onto the pages of holy writ. As you permit your heart to wander away from Him, the arrow of the enemy will immediately hit you. Take every virtue, every grace, Those mired in sin scarcely feel temptation. Greek scholar Spiros Zodhiates says the Greek word behind weak means "without strength, powerless." The outward trial will remain, but its power to lead us astray will vanish. Store; Bibles; Deals; More; Take a Tour. This is another means of preservation. We are tested in the laboratory of everyday human experience. Let the heart, then commune with itself and say, “I am poor and weak; Satan is subtle, cunning, powerful, watching constantly for advantages against my soul; the world earnest, pressing, and full of specious pleas, innumerable pretences, and ways of deceit; my own corruption violent and tumultuous, enticing, entangling, conceiving sin, and warring in me, against me; occasions and advantages of temptation innumerable in all things I have done or suffer, in all businesses and persons with whom I converse; the first beginnings of temptation insensible and plausible, so that, left unto myself, I shall not know I am ensnared, until my bonds be made strong, and sin hath got ground in my heart: therefore on God alone will I rely for preservation, and continually will I look up to him on that account.” This will make the soul be always committing itself to the care of God, resting itself on him, and to do nothing, undertake nothing, etc, without asking counsel of him. Dimarzio True Velvet Strat Set, Boombah Superpack Replacement Panel, Vintage Abalone Jewelry, Types Of Man-made Fibres, Dabur Amla Hair Oil 300ml Price In Pakistan, Fun Activities For Ladies Church Groups, How To Pair 2 Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5, " /> Matthew > Chapter 26 > Verse 41 Library • Free Downloads • eBibles His pride, right? As we considered in the previous study (Mt 26:31-35), the disciples failed to realize their own inherent weakness, but gullibly thought they were capable of achieving lofty goals in their own strength. The soul so framed is in a sure posture; and this is one of the means without which this work will not be done. Our Price: $3.49 Save: $3.50 (50%) Buy Now . For the outcome of those things is death. Peter being one of them, who but a little before had with so much self-confidence affirmed that though all men forsook him, yet he never would so do. Temptation, then, in general, is any thing, state, way, or condition that, upon any account whatever, hath a force or efficacy to seduce, to draw the mind and heart of a man from its obedience, which God requires of him, into any sin, in any degree of it whatever. Light and Truth . He hath promised that he will keep us in all our ways; that we shall be directed in a way that, though we are fools, “we shall not err therein,” Is 35:8; that he will lead us, guide us, and deliver us from the evil one. Ro 7:15-25). An imitation stone, on the other hand, will have almost no sparkle at all. Many people have great confidence in their faith until it is severely tested by hardships and disappointments. Faith closes with the promises, and so finds relief in this case. Quiet! Prayer the Best Remedy in Time of Trouble - First, let us learn that prayer is the best practical remedy that we can use in time of trouble. I’ll take your name and address and go in your place.” The records upheld the man’s claim. The flesh profits nothing (Jn 6:63). "The flesh" does not mean "the body." He was the Rock of Ages, an unshakable pillar of strength compared to those around him. Such exercise (watching and praying) will give governing power to the spirit, and enable it to impose its will on the reluctant flesh. : Jesus, Peter, John, James. Yet He repeated the command, “Watch ” for that was the special duty of the hour; and he added, “and pray, ” for. The way of preventing it—watch and pray. 36 Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to His disciples, "Sit here while I go over there and pray.". (3) Pride and boasting in your own strength. This open door to the ruin of souls is too evident; and woeful experience makes it no less evident that it is almost impossible to fasten upon many poor creatures any fear or dread of temptation, who yet will profess a fear and abhorrence of sin. The tests for Peter demonstrated his inability to withstand temptation in his own human strength. In today's world we are surrounded by all kinds of allurements that appeal to our lower nature—and "the flesh is weak" (Matt. They are to behave with true courage. Lay harmless down, like sheep, So he tried Hezekiah to discover his pride; God left him that he might see what was in his heart, 2Chr 32:31. Pressure brings out what's really on the inside! The ancient Greeks told a story of a warrior named Achilles. Jesus is calling His disciples to be on the alert, maintaining a constant state of vigilance (vigilance suggests intense, unremitting, wary watchfulness; keenly alert to or heedful of trouble or danger as others are sleeping or unsuspicious). [4.] Comment: I wonder how that would effect the efficacy and frequency of our prayer life if we had such a potential punishment looming over us!? And this will be farther discovered in our process. Name. And let not him go any further who resolved not to improve this direction in a daily conscientious observation of it. Copyright © 2003-2020 | Outreach, Inc., All rights reserved. When that load is taken off, then he will tempt you worse that ever. (Amplified Bible - Lockman). For just as you presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness, resulting in further lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness, resulting in sanctification. What a Savior! Paul teaches us what these weapons are. Preaching, storytelling, stories. London. Everything God says about the flesh is negative. Thus he tempted Judas: he was at work himself; he put it into his heart to betray Christ; Luke 22:3, “he entered into him” for that purpose. Scripture: the higher life-principle in man by which the human reason, viewed on its moral side—the organ of moral thinking and knowing is informed… With the physical body, man has world-consciousness, with the soul he has self-consciousness, and with the spirit he has God-consciousness. We find our Lord addressing them in these solemn words: “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. (An Expositional Commentary – The Gospel of Matthew, Vol 2: The Triumph of the King). TO HIS CHILDREN. With the spirit, man has to do with the things of God. “It is finished!” was His cry; He claimed that the records would show that he had been conscripted two years previously and that he had been killed in action. Now in Heav’n exalted high. God puts no difference between the slothful servant and the wicked servant, "You wicked and lazy servant!" Peter filled with bravado and a great deal of "self", first failed the "Malchus test", cutting off the ear of the slave of the Jewish high priest (Jn 18:10). He almost always masks himself as a religious personality, almost always endeavoring somehow in some way to be able to approach you subtly so that you can't recognize the reality of who he is. (Acts 1:8). We often want to do the right thing but find that we need supernatural assistance to accomplish it (cf. Cross references. ), WHY GOD For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls. Watching and praying were enjoined for a special purpose: “that ye enter not into temptation. Matthew 26:41. Didn't he refuse to humble himself? 41 Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted (peirazo - the verbal root of peirasmos) by the devil. What, after all, is temptation? Let no man, then, pretend to fear sin that doth not fear temptation to it. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. He would have the temptation continue with St Paul, that he might reveal himself to him in the sufficiency of his renewing grace, 2Co 12:9. ” He knew what sore temptations were about to assail them, so he would have them doubly armed by— “Watching unto prayer.”. Mark it down that the Christian who is not alert to the enemy's attack is in for trouble. Obviously "Simon" (from Hebrew "Shimon" = hearing) was the "old" name, whereas "Peter" (Greek = "Petros" = piece of rock) was the "new" name (see Lk 6:14). Every thing that is agreeable to our senses or flattering to our minds, has a tendency to draw us from God. When He comes, our glorious King, Spurgeon explains…. But she held him by one heel which the protective waters didn’t cover. The other main meaning of sarx is flesh in its moral, ethical sense. That he may not terrify and discourage His disciples, He gently reproves their slothfulness, and adds consolation and good ground of hope. New Testament Obedience Series Contributed by ... Romans 6, Matthew 15:3-9, Colossians 2:16-21, Matthew 26:41, 1 Kings 17, Hebrews 10:25, James 2:14-24, Philippians 1-2:1 (view more) (view less) Denomination: Charismatic. It is a tender frame of spirit, sensible of its own weakness and corruption, of the craft of Satan, of the evil of sin, of the efficacy of temptation, that can perform his duty. What I see emphasized in this scene in Gethsemane is the frailty and failures of the disciples, as a backdrop to the faithfulness of the Lord Jesus. Scripture: Matthew 26:59–64. It stands for that part of our nature which we have in common with the brutes that perish. 84:11). And he sets the world at work, the things of it, providing for him “thirty pieces of silver” (Lk 22:5, “They covenanted to give him money”); and the men of it, even the priests and the Pharisees; and calls in the assistance of his own corruption,—he was covetous, “a thief, and had the bag.”, I might also show how the world and our own corruptions do act single by themselves, and jointly in conjunction with Satan and one another, in this business of temptation. New King James Version Update. A person who lives for the flesh is living a negative life. Do not engage in things which are beyond your reach and beyond your competence. Matthew 26:41 Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” It is a woeful thing to consider what slight thoughts the most have of this thing. We need to know our weaknesses, where we could easily be wounded spiritually. [2.] The latter (trial) means an appeal to the better part of man, with the desire that he should stand. Not even strong enough to stay awake for one hour with the Lord of the Universe Who is in agony! In particular, that is a temptation to any man which causes or occasions him to sin, or in any thing to go off from his duty, either by bringing evil into his heart, or drawing out that evil that is in his heart, or any other way diverting him from communion with God, and that constant, equal, universal obedience, in matter and manner, that is required of him. The Spirit produces His joy in you - Ga 5:22-note), my brethren, when (implies temptations are to be expected) you encounter (fall into the midst of so as to be totally surrounded by) various (poikilos - all "shapes and sizes" of) trials (peirasmos), knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. Wesley's Notes for Matthew 26:41. Scripture: Matthew 26:36–46. Learn more. He goes on to make an interesting (a bit difficult to understand) distinction that the spirit is. It is a pit of corruption and rebellion too. In time of special weakness—run to Christ for shelter! A maid was strong enough to cast Peter down. Weak (sick, helpless) (772)(asthenes [word study] from a = without + sthénos = strength, bodily vigor) (Related verb = astheneo-note concentration of asthenes/astheneo in the epistles to the Corinthians - almost 50% of NT uses) is literally without strength or bodily vigor. For the ways whereby God accomplishes His search, trial or temptation, include—. Scripture Engagement; More Resources; Explore More; Newsletters; Devotionals; Bible Gateway App; Bible Audio App ; Bible Gateway Blog; Bible Gateway Plus. we do before we are born again, is tainted by the effects of the fall (and thus the effects of the "flesh"). But what is the first thing to be done in time of trouble? Guilty, vile, and helpless we; Why? But God's Word makes it clear that "watching" is to be included as a specific element of prayer. Submit. Phil Newton summarizes Jesus' first command to be continually alert writing that…. Matthew 25. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak." It would be easy to point out the sameness, the essential oneness, of the two scenes. Now, let us learn from His command to watch and pray so that we may not enter into the snare of temptation. What sort of men is free from this folly in one thing or other? Hunger, thirst, weariness, and sex are not at all evil in themselves. Turn away (command) from it and pass on (command). Spirit (pneuma) here is the moral life (intellect, emotions) as opposed to the flesh (cf. In the context of the growth and development of the lives of the disciples, these trials were part of the "school of affliction" through which they (and we) must "matriculate". Children do not run away from their father’s side when big dogs bark at them. Scripture Formatting × Scripture Formatting. Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. 13:34, 35, 37; 14:34, 37, 38; Lk. Until we are tempted, we think we live on our own strength. To reiterate, when God is the agent, peirasmos is for the purpose of proving us, never for the purpose of causing us to fall. The enemy did not want the holy city to be rebuilt, so they used fear, deceit, and every kind of ruse to hinder the work. Scripture: Matthew 26:36–46. Let us live like men in enemy territory (cp "aliens and strangers" 1Pe 2:11-note), and be always on our guard. Is this thy dying for me, to be dead in security, when I am dying for thee?”. of a sense of the love of God in Christ" [133]. The keeping of it in such a frame as, on various accounts, is useful for its preservation. For the Son of God, who came 13: Luke XVII to John XII (105). Gregoreuo - 22x in NAS - alert, 10; awake, 1; keep, 1; keep watch, 4; keep watching, 1; keeping alert, 1; stay on the alert, 1; stays awake, 1; wake, 2, Mt. Retail: $39.99. In one or other direction our lives are tending. Man of Sorrows! Let us learn that there is great weakness even in true disciples of Christ, and that they need to watch and pray against it. Now the feelings of sorrow, grief, and distress weigh upon Him physically and emotionally. ", Wiersbe comments on watch and pray noting it is like saying, "Pray with your eyes open"… The familiar phrase "watch and pray" goes back to when Nehemiah was leading the people in rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem and restoring the gates. Keep watching (1127) (gregoreuo [word study] from egeiro = to arise, arouse) pictures a sleeping man rousing himself from slumber and so means to refrain from sleep and by default to be awake, alert, and watchful. I am afraid that all the grace that I have got out of my comfortable and easy times and happy hours might almost lie on a penny. in watchfulness, we recognize our propensity to fall into sin given the opportunity, and thus seek to avoid such occasions or to use every means to withstand in such times. Email. Never miss a post. Sin will not long seem great or heavy unto any to whom temptations seem light or small. 7:15; 8:23; Gal. Ruined sinners to reclaim. Our food, our raiment, our comforts of every kind, and even our dearest relatives, are apt to engross our affections too much, and to become the objects of an idolatrous regard — The cares and troubles of life also are frequently sources of unbelieving anxiety, or murmuring discontent… —To these temptations incalculable force is given by the corruptions of our own hearts ("fallen flesh nature" inherited from Adam). We must be prepared to meet our adversary at his first approach. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. So shall we be delivered when others are held with the cords of their own folly (Pr 5:22). (2.) These two are the indispensable conditions of victorious encountering of temptation. “Watch and pray, Our watching, therefore, will be of no avail without prayer. Vine says that proseuchomai carries with it a notion of worship (but see the Greek word for worship = proskuneo) which is not present in the other words for prayer (eg, aiteo, deomai, both of which involve spoken supplication). Fortified by them, we shall not ‘enter into’ it, though we encounter it. Hunger is not evil, but gluttony is sinful. “And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully” (2Ti 2:5). He Himself bore our sins - During the Napoleonic Wars, men were conscripted into the French army by a lottery system. These fiery darts are prepared in the forge of his own malice, and shall, with all their venom and poison, be turned into his own heart for ever. (c) Meet temptation with thoughts of faith concerning Christ crucified for you. “You are alive now.” He explained that when his name came up, a close friend said to him, “You have a large family, but I’m not married and nobody is dependent on me. We are soldiers in a battle and we dare not go to sleep while on duty. 39 And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. The temptation of Jesus was morally neutral -- there was nothing inherently evil in offering Jesus bread (Mt 4:2, 3, 4). 26:41). He thought he could stand by him. Matthew 26:41. They are not to give up an inch of vital territory. And by the conflict and the victory of your Master, go into the conflict bravely, expecting to conquer by faith in Him, even as He overcame. J R Miller sounds a good word of caution reminding us that…. In the context of Matthew 26 we have somewhat of a unique situation, in which the disciples clearly had believed in Jesus (cp Mt 16:16, 20) and yet they did not yet have the indwelling Holy Spirit (Jn 7:39), Who gives believers the desire and power necessary to live the Christian life (cp Acts 1:8, Ro 8:13-note, 1Co 15:10) and specifically in context, the desire and power to "watch and pray". Five coats of lacquer are applied and hand rubbed to give the piano its outer glow. Verse of the Day; ... Sermons on Matthew 26:41. Perhaps at this moment Satan may be desiring to sift us. (1.) ESV: Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. First, arm yourself therefore from head to toe. Font Size. With this in mind, borrowing from Owen, let me point out four ways that we can be watchful [131ff.]. Rather, it refers to the basic nature of unregenerate man that makes him blind to spiritual truth (1Co 2:14)… God has given man certain desires, and these desires are good. I shall content myself to give a description of the general nature of that which we are to watch against; which will make way for what I aim at. (9) To engender a holy fear of God so that we might not sin (Ex 20:20), (Note: The original list has been modified slightly), (1). So long as we live, the corruptions of the old nature will be ready to rise in rebellion, and they must be held down by divine grace working in us continual care. Then the soul-life as we know it now, will be a thing of the past. (Bible Exposition Commentary - New Testament), James Montgomery Boice expounds on "The Weakness of Our Flesh" asking first…, In the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His piety. The commands to watch and pray precede the warning about temptation. He stands in this respect, like Lot’s wife (Lk 17:32, Ge 19:26), a monument to future generations; but vigilance on our part will counteract the designs of Satan. Sealed my pardon with His blood. What might be significant about that name? What was Nehemiah's defense? The word soul, in the language of Scripture, is not used in its modern significance. Are necessary to our growth in Christ -- thus trials in a believer's life are purposeful (cf Ro 8:28-note; Ro 8:29- note), (4). Whereas, being without temptation, flesh and blood are weak. (d) Go to God in prayer, as the second sentinel; plead for a speedy deliverance through Christ; call upon Christ to give you aid even as He resisted temptation; look to the Lord as the One promising deliverance [135-137]. This, then, is the first direction:—Always bear in mind the great danger that it is for any soul to enter into temptation. (NASB: Lockman)Greek: gregoreite (2PPAM) kai proseuchesthe, (2PPMM) hina me eiselthete (2PAAS) eis peirasmon; to men pneuma prothumon e de sarx asthenes.. Amplified: All of you must keep awake (give strict attention, be cautious and active) and watch and … Matthew 26:41 "Watch and pray so that you will not enter into temptation. The church has devised a new cross today: an ornament to wear around the neck, a commonplace symbol twisted out of context, a charm, a holy horseshoe. But God's Word makes it clear that "watching" is to be included as a specific element of prayer. The means of its success—by our entering into it. “If it is possible” (verse 39), and the thing we ask is for God’s glory, it will be done: the thorn in the flesh will either be removed, or grace to endure it will be given to us, as it was to St. Paul (2 Corinthians 12:9). The lacerated veins and crushed tendons throbbed with unrelenting anguish. Christ prays his Father to keep us, and instructs us to pray that we be so kept. Thomas a Brakel (Christian's Reasonable Service) gives some excellent final instructions on how to conduct ourselves in warfare…. We find Him hungry, tired, and asleep. Thus he tempted Abraham to show him his faith. Notice what name Jesus uses in the parallel passage in Mk 14:37. John H. Gerstner suggested at one of the Philadelphia Conferences on Reformation Theology that it must have been Peter who composed the song found in some of today's hymnbooks. The accelerating events leading up to Christ's sacrifice on the Cross, are witnessed in these final chapters of Matthew's gospel as multiple prophecies of His passion spill onto the pages of holy writ. As you permit your heart to wander away from Him, the arrow of the enemy will immediately hit you. Take every virtue, every grace, Those mired in sin scarcely feel temptation. Greek scholar Spiros Zodhiates says the Greek word behind weak means "without strength, powerless." The outward trial will remain, but its power to lead us astray will vanish. Store; Bibles; Deals; More; Take a Tour. This is another means of preservation. We are tested in the laboratory of everyday human experience. Let the heart, then commune with itself and say, “I am poor and weak; Satan is subtle, cunning, powerful, watching constantly for advantages against my soul; the world earnest, pressing, and full of specious pleas, innumerable pretences, and ways of deceit; my own corruption violent and tumultuous, enticing, entangling, conceiving sin, and warring in me, against me; occasions and advantages of temptation innumerable in all things I have done or suffer, in all businesses and persons with whom I converse; the first beginnings of temptation insensible and plausible, so that, left unto myself, I shall not know I am ensnared, until my bonds be made strong, and sin hath got ground in my heart: therefore on God alone will I rely for preservation, and continually will I look up to him on that account.” This will make the soul be always committing itself to the care of God, resting itself on him, and to do nothing, undertake nothing, etc, without asking counsel of him. 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As with jewels, there is a noticeable difference in radiance, especially when people are undergoing difficult times. It also can include the idea of passionate. In the New Testament, flesh usually means "mere flesh," that is, the whole person as he or she is apart from the regenerating and purifying Spirit of God. both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth. Our spirits may sometimes be very willing; but our bodies are also very weak. The internal and external forces that come against us demand us to be alert and vigilant. His truth is marching on. He remained faithful to His calling, even when His disciples were weak and failing. Then the defeat is imminent. But the truth is, the principles, ways, and means of temptations, the kinds, degrees, efficacy, and causes of them, are so inexpressible large and various; the circumstances of them, from providence, natures, conditions, spiritual and natural, with the particular cases thence arising, so innumerable and impossible to be comprised within any bound or order, that to. Matthew 26 Resources - Multiple Sermons and Commentaries; Matthew 26:41 THE CONTEXT and BACKGROUND. Words in Scripture; Phrases in Scripture; Readings in Scripture; Bible Names; Devotions . Wherein does the scene of Calvary differ from the scene of Gethsemane? I scarce ever knew any come off without a wound; the most have had their faith overthrown. (2.) 6:18] Matthew 26:41: Ps. He is to make no provision for the flesh (Ro 13:14). The engagement of the grace and compassion of God, who hath called the fatherless and helpless to rest upon him; nor did ever soul fail of supplies, who, in a sense of want, rolled itself on him, on the account of his gracious invitation. Jesus gave us one of the best "preventative" prayers to pray when He instructed His disciples to pray…, lead us not into temptation (testing - peirasmos discussed below), but deliver (rhuomai [words study]) us from (Greek preposition = apo = marker of dissociation, put distance between, away from) evil (Mt 6:13-note), Comment: The idea is "Lord, don't lead me into a time of testing that I will not be able to resist." —to be nothing. Grief of the Spirit of God, disquietment of our own souls, loss of peace, hazard of eternal welfare, lies at the door. Therefore what benefit were you then deriving from the things of which you are now ashamed? Avoid (command) it, do not pass by it. One verse per line Red Letter Cross References Footnotes Strongs Numbers Hide Verse Numbers Close. Thanksgiving, Preaching, gratitude, focus, five blessings Font Size. Willing (4289)(prothumos from pró = before + thumós = passion) denotes a willingness, a predisposition, a readiness, or an inclination. We see that Christ himself prayed when his soul was sorrowful: all true Christians ought to do the same. WHO? Yet in every way, Jesus Christ displayed strength as He depended upon the Father. To summarize, if a believer responds to a peirasmos in faith (which in the context of Mt 26:41 = watching and praying prior to the peirasmos), he successfully endures a trial (and we call it just that -- a "trial" and not a "temptation") but if he falls into it, doubts God and disobeys, the trial becomes a "temptation" which can lead to sin. Though you may have strong faith, and believe now that you will not deny me, yet human nature is weak, shrinks at trials, and you should, therefore seek strength from on high. 103:14–16; [Rom. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak” (Matthew 26:41). Matthew 26:41 Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak." So he deals in his injection of evil and blasphemous thoughts of God into the hearts of the saints; which is his own work alone, without any advantage from the world or our own hearts: for nature will contribute nothing thereunto, nor any thing that is in the world, nor any man of the world; for none can conceive a God and conceive evil of him. It is loath to take pains for heaven. NRSV Text Edition With Apocrypha Hardcover, blue w/jacket. Will not be fully understood as to their eternal significance until the revelation of Jesus Christ (1Cor 13:12, 1Jn 3:2, Ro 8:18-note).  (view less). We shall never know what strength there is in grace if we know not what strength there is in temptation. Jesus assured them that He would die as the Passover Lamb, bringing about the New Covenant. To watch without praying is presumption, Thirst is not evil, but drunkenness is a sin. 13: Luke XVII to John XII (105). [1.] Extra Small Small Medium Large Additional Settings . This Sermon is about being disciples of Jesus by looking at Jesus and the disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane, and the results of Jesus going further in. All our own strength is weakness, Such intentions easily lose their vigor. Secondly, Temptation in its special nature, as it denotes any evil, is considered either actively, as it leads to evil, or passively, as it hath an evil and suffering in it: so temptation is taken for affliction, Jas 1:2; for in that sense, we are to “count it all joy when we fall into temptation;” in the other, that we “enter not into it.”. Smother the children in the cradle, catch the little foxes, and remove the dead fly which can cause the most eminent substance to stink. Then, as we rely on the Lord for His help, we will be protected from “the fiery darts of the wicked one” (Ephesians 6:16). These truths beg the question - Are you trying to fend off temptation from the world, the flesh and the devil in your own strength (your weak "flesh") or are you learning the "secret" that the disciples and apostles had to learn -- of continual dependence on the Holy Spirit, Who gives us both the will and the power (Php 2:13-note) to keep watching and keep praying? Because God opposes (the verb anthistemi is in the present tense [continually] and means God continually sets Himself against pride even as opposing armies would arrange themselves against one another in battle) the proud heart. Trouble is a cup that all must drink in this world of sin: we are “;born to trouble as surely as sparks fly upward” (Job 5:7); we cannot avoid it. Here Jesus quoting Zechariah 13:7, predicted all of the disciples would "stumble" (Mt 26:31). But there is a difference. Verification Code. We are of our own selves prone to evil (Jas 1:14-note). This sermon was preached on March 1, 2009. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit” (Ep 6:13-18). Greek: gregoreite (2PPAM) kai proseuchesthe, (2PPMM) hina me eiselthete (2PAAS) eis peirasmon; to men pneuma prothumon e de sarx asthenes. "The flesh is weak," Jesus said. Watch—that ye be not taken unawares; and pray—that when it comes ye may be enabled to bear it. We are pressed and formed and shaped to make us more like Him. The howlings of the devil may tend to drive us nearer to Christ, may teach us our own weakness, may keep us upon our own watch tower, and be made the means of preservation from other ills. That is what Peter sang before his fall. Therefore much more must our unwatchfulness subject us to the power of our subtle enemy. Bible > Matthew > Chapter 26 > Verse 41 Library • Free Downloads • eBibles His pride, right? As we considered in the previous study (Mt 26:31-35), the disciples failed to realize their own inherent weakness, but gullibly thought they were capable of achieving lofty goals in their own strength. The soul so framed is in a sure posture; and this is one of the means without which this work will not be done. Our Price: $3.49 Save: $3.50 (50%) Buy Now . For the outcome of those things is death. Peter being one of them, who but a little before had with so much self-confidence affirmed that though all men forsook him, yet he never would so do. Temptation, then, in general, is any thing, state, way, or condition that, upon any account whatever, hath a force or efficacy to seduce, to draw the mind and heart of a man from its obedience, which God requires of him, into any sin, in any degree of it whatever. Light and Truth . He hath promised that he will keep us in all our ways; that we shall be directed in a way that, though we are fools, “we shall not err therein,” Is 35:8; that he will lead us, guide us, and deliver us from the evil one. Ro 7:15-25). An imitation stone, on the other hand, will have almost no sparkle at all. Many people have great confidence in their faith until it is severely tested by hardships and disappointments. Faith closes with the promises, and so finds relief in this case. Quiet! Prayer the Best Remedy in Time of Trouble - First, let us learn that prayer is the best practical remedy that we can use in time of trouble. I’ll take your name and address and go in your place.” The records upheld the man’s claim. The flesh profits nothing (Jn 6:63). "The flesh" does not mean "the body." He was the Rock of Ages, an unshakable pillar of strength compared to those around him. Such exercise (watching and praying) will give governing power to the spirit, and enable it to impose its will on the reluctant flesh. : Jesus, Peter, John, James. Yet He repeated the command, “Watch ” for that was the special duty of the hour; and he added, “and pray, ” for. The way of preventing it—watch and pray. 36 Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to His disciples, "Sit here while I go over there and pray.". (3) Pride and boasting in your own strength. This open door to the ruin of souls is too evident; and woeful experience makes it no less evident that it is almost impossible to fasten upon many poor creatures any fear or dread of temptation, who yet will profess a fear and abhorrence of sin. The tests for Peter demonstrated his inability to withstand temptation in his own human strength. In today's world we are surrounded by all kinds of allurements that appeal to our lower nature—and "the flesh is weak" (Matt. They are to behave with true courage. Lay harmless down, like sheep, So he tried Hezekiah to discover his pride; God left him that he might see what was in his heart, 2Chr 32:31. Pressure brings out what's really on the inside! The ancient Greeks told a story of a warrior named Achilles. Jesus is calling His disciples to be on the alert, maintaining a constant state of vigilance (vigilance suggests intense, unremitting, wary watchfulness; keenly alert to or heedful of trouble or danger as others are sleeping or unsuspicious). [4.] Comment: I wonder how that would effect the efficacy and frequency of our prayer life if we had such a potential punishment looming over us!? And this will be farther discovered in our process. Name. And let not him go any further who resolved not to improve this direction in a daily conscientious observation of it. Copyright © 2003-2020 | Outreach, Inc., All rights reserved. When that load is taken off, then he will tempt you worse that ever. (Amplified Bible - Lockman). For just as you presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness, resulting in further lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness, resulting in sanctification. What a Savior! Paul teaches us what these weapons are. Preaching, storytelling, stories. London. Everything God says about the flesh is negative. Thus he tempted Judas: he was at work himself; he put it into his heart to betray Christ; Luke 22:3, “he entered into him” for that purpose. Scripture: the higher life-principle in man by which the human reason, viewed on its moral side—the organ of moral thinking and knowing is informed… With the physical body, man has world-consciousness, with the soul he has self-consciousness, and with the spirit he has God-consciousness. We find our Lord addressing them in these solemn words: “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. (An Expositional Commentary – The Gospel of Matthew, Vol 2: The Triumph of the King). TO HIS CHILDREN. With the spirit, man has to do with the things of God. “It is finished!” was His cry; He claimed that the records would show that he had been conscripted two years previously and that he had been killed in action. Now in Heav’n exalted high. God puts no difference between the slothful servant and the wicked servant, "You wicked and lazy servant!" Peter filled with bravado and a great deal of "self", first failed the "Malchus test", cutting off the ear of the slave of the Jewish high priest (Jn 18:10). He almost always masks himself as a religious personality, almost always endeavoring somehow in some way to be able to approach you subtly so that you can't recognize the reality of who he is. (Acts 1:8). We often want to do the right thing but find that we need supernatural assistance to accomplish it (cf. Cross references. ), WHY GOD For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls. Watching and praying were enjoined for a special purpose: “that ye enter not into temptation. Matthew 26:41. Didn't he refuse to humble himself? 41 Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted (peirazo - the verbal root of peirasmos) by the devil. What, after all, is temptation? Let no man, then, pretend to fear sin that doth not fear temptation to it. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. He would have the temptation continue with St Paul, that he might reveal himself to him in the sufficiency of his renewing grace, 2Co 12:9. ” He knew what sore temptations were about to assail them, so he would have them doubly armed by— “Watching unto prayer.”. Mark it down that the Christian who is not alert to the enemy's attack is in for trouble. Obviously "Simon" (from Hebrew "Shimon" = hearing) was the "old" name, whereas "Peter" (Greek = "Petros" = piece of rock) was the "new" name (see Lk 6:14). Every thing that is agreeable to our senses or flattering to our minds, has a tendency to draw us from God. When He comes, our glorious King, Spurgeon explains…. But she held him by one heel which the protective waters didn’t cover. The other main meaning of sarx is flesh in its moral, ethical sense. That he may not terrify and discourage His disciples, He gently reproves their slothfulness, and adds consolation and good ground of hope. New Testament Obedience Series Contributed by ... Romans 6, Matthew 15:3-9, Colossians 2:16-21, Matthew 26:41, 1 Kings 17, Hebrews 10:25, James 2:14-24, Philippians 1-2:1 (view more) (view less) Denomination: Charismatic. It is a tender frame of spirit, sensible of its own weakness and corruption, of the craft of Satan, of the evil of sin, of the efficacy of temptation, that can perform his duty. What I see emphasized in this scene in Gethsemane is the frailty and failures of the disciples, as a backdrop to the faithfulness of the Lord Jesus. Scripture: Matthew 26:59–64. It stands for that part of our nature which we have in common with the brutes that perish. 84:11). And he sets the world at work, the things of it, providing for him “thirty pieces of silver” (Lk 22:5, “They covenanted to give him money”); and the men of it, even the priests and the Pharisees; and calls in the assistance of his own corruption,—he was covetous, “a thief, and had the bag.”, I might also show how the world and our own corruptions do act single by themselves, and jointly in conjunction with Satan and one another, in this business of temptation. New King James Version Update. A person who lives for the flesh is living a negative life. Do not engage in things which are beyond your reach and beyond your competence. Matthew 26:41 Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” It is a woeful thing to consider what slight thoughts the most have of this thing. We need to know our weaknesses, where we could easily be wounded spiritually. [2.] The latter (trial) means an appeal to the better part of man, with the desire that he should stand. Not even strong enough to stay awake for one hour with the Lord of the Universe Who is in agony! In particular, that is a temptation to any man which causes or occasions him to sin, or in any thing to go off from his duty, either by bringing evil into his heart, or drawing out that evil that is in his heart, or any other way diverting him from communion with God, and that constant, equal, universal obedience, in matter and manner, that is required of him. The Spirit produces His joy in you - Ga 5:22-note), my brethren, when (implies temptations are to be expected) you encounter (fall into the midst of so as to be totally surrounded by) various (poikilos - all "shapes and sizes" of) trials (peirasmos), knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. Wesley's Notes for Matthew 26:41. Scripture: Matthew 26:36–46. Learn more. He goes on to make an interesting (a bit difficult to understand) distinction that the spirit is. It is a pit of corruption and rebellion too. In time of special weakness—run to Christ for shelter! A maid was strong enough to cast Peter down. Weak (sick, helpless) (772)(asthenes [word study] from a = without + sthénos = strength, bodily vigor) (Related verb = astheneo-note concentration of asthenes/astheneo in the epistles to the Corinthians - almost 50% of NT uses) is literally without strength or bodily vigor. For the ways whereby God accomplishes His search, trial or temptation, include—. Scripture Engagement; More Resources; Explore More; Newsletters; Devotionals; Bible Gateway App; Bible Audio App ; Bible Gateway Blog; Bible Gateway Plus. we do before we are born again, is tainted by the effects of the fall (and thus the effects of the "flesh"). But what is the first thing to be done in time of trouble? Guilty, vile, and helpless we; Why? But God's Word makes it clear that "watching" is to be included as a specific element of prayer. Submit. Phil Newton summarizes Jesus' first command to be continually alert writing that…. Matthew 25. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak." It would be easy to point out the sameness, the essential oneness, of the two scenes. Now, let us learn from His command to watch and pray so that we may not enter into the snare of temptation. What sort of men is free from this folly in one thing or other? Hunger, thirst, weariness, and sex are not at all evil in themselves. Turn away (command) from it and pass on (command). Spirit (pneuma) here is the moral life (intellect, emotions) as opposed to the flesh (cf. In the context of the growth and development of the lives of the disciples, these trials were part of the "school of affliction" through which they (and we) must "matriculate". Children do not run away from their father’s side when big dogs bark at them. Scripture Formatting × Scripture Formatting. Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. 13:34, 35, 37; 14:34, 37, 38; Lk. Until we are tempted, we think we live on our own strength. To reiterate, when God is the agent, peirasmos is for the purpose of proving us, never for the purpose of causing us to fall. The enemy did not want the holy city to be rebuilt, so they used fear, deceit, and every kind of ruse to hinder the work. Scripture: Matthew 26:36–46. Let us live like men in enemy territory (cp "aliens and strangers" 1Pe 2:11-note), and be always on our guard. Is this thy dying for me, to be dead in security, when I am dying for thee?”. of a sense of the love of God in Christ" [133]. The keeping of it in such a frame as, on various accounts, is useful for its preservation. For the Son of God, who came 13: Luke XVII to John XII (105). Gregoreuo - 22x in NAS - alert, 10; awake, 1; keep, 1; keep watch, 4; keep watching, 1; keeping alert, 1; stay on the alert, 1; stays awake, 1; wake, 2, Mt. Retail: $39.99. In one or other direction our lives are tending. Man of Sorrows! Let us learn that there is great weakness even in true disciples of Christ, and that they need to watch and pray against it. Now the feelings of sorrow, grief, and distress weigh upon Him physically and emotionally. ", Wiersbe comments on watch and pray noting it is like saying, "Pray with your eyes open"… The familiar phrase "watch and pray" goes back to when Nehemiah was leading the people in rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem and restoring the gates. Keep watching (1127) (gregoreuo [word study] from egeiro = to arise, arouse) pictures a sleeping man rousing himself from slumber and so means to refrain from sleep and by default to be awake, alert, and watchful. I am afraid that all the grace that I have got out of my comfortable and easy times and happy hours might almost lie on a penny. in watchfulness, we recognize our propensity to fall into sin given the opportunity, and thus seek to avoid such occasions or to use every means to withstand in such times. Email. Never miss a post. Sin will not long seem great or heavy unto any to whom temptations seem light or small. 7:15; 8:23; Gal. Ruined sinners to reclaim. Our food, our raiment, our comforts of every kind, and even our dearest relatives, are apt to engross our affections too much, and to become the objects of an idolatrous regard — The cares and troubles of life also are frequently sources of unbelieving anxiety, or murmuring discontent… —To these temptations incalculable force is given by the corruptions of our own hearts ("fallen flesh nature" inherited from Adam). We must be prepared to meet our adversary at his first approach. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. So shall we be delivered when others are held with the cords of their own folly (Pr 5:22). (2.) These two are the indispensable conditions of victorious encountering of temptation. “Watch and pray, Our watching, therefore, will be of no avail without prayer. Vine says that proseuchomai carries with it a notion of worship (but see the Greek word for worship = proskuneo) which is not present in the other words for prayer (eg, aiteo, deomai, both of which involve spoken supplication). Fortified by them, we shall not ‘enter into’ it, though we encounter it. Hunger is not evil, but gluttony is sinful. “And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully” (2Ti 2:5). He Himself bore our sins - During the Napoleonic Wars, men were conscripted into the French army by a lottery system. These fiery darts are prepared in the forge of his own malice, and shall, with all their venom and poison, be turned into his own heart for ever. (c) Meet temptation with thoughts of faith concerning Christ crucified for you. “You are alive now.” He explained that when his name came up, a close friend said to him, “You have a large family, but I’m not married and nobody is dependent on me. We are soldiers in a battle and we dare not go to sleep while on duty. 39 And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. The temptation of Jesus was morally neutral -- there was nothing inherently evil in offering Jesus bread (Mt 4:2, 3, 4). 26:41). He thought he could stand by him. Matthew 26:41. They are not to give up an inch of vital territory. And by the conflict and the victory of your Master, go into the conflict bravely, expecting to conquer by faith in Him, even as He overcame. J R Miller sounds a good word of caution reminding us that…. In the context of Matthew 26 we have somewhat of a unique situation, in which the disciples clearly had believed in Jesus (cp Mt 16:16, 20) and yet they did not yet have the indwelling Holy Spirit (Jn 7:39), Who gives believers the desire and power necessary to live the Christian life (cp Acts 1:8, Ro 8:13-note, 1Co 15:10) and specifically in context, the desire and power to "watch and pray". Five coats of lacquer are applied and hand rubbed to give the piano its outer glow. Verse of the Day; ... Sermons on Matthew 26:41. Perhaps at this moment Satan may be desiring to sift us. (1.) ESV: Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. First, arm yourself therefore from head to toe. Font Size. With this in mind, borrowing from Owen, let me point out four ways that we can be watchful [131ff.]. Rather, it refers to the basic nature of unregenerate man that makes him blind to spiritual truth (1Co 2:14)… God has given man certain desires, and these desires are good. I shall content myself to give a description of the general nature of that which we are to watch against; which will make way for what I aim at. (9) To engender a holy fear of God so that we might not sin (Ex 20:20), (Note: The original list has been modified slightly), (1). So long as we live, the corruptions of the old nature will be ready to rise in rebellion, and they must be held down by divine grace working in us continual care. Then the soul-life as we know it now, will be a thing of the past. (Bible Exposition Commentary - New Testament), James Montgomery Boice expounds on "The Weakness of Our Flesh" asking first…, In the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His piety. The commands to watch and pray precede the warning about temptation. He stands in this respect, like Lot’s wife (Lk 17:32, Ge 19:26), a monument to future generations; but vigilance on our part will counteract the designs of Satan. Sealed my pardon with His blood. What might be significant about that name? What was Nehemiah's defense? The word soul, in the language of Scripture, is not used in its modern significance. Are necessary to our growth in Christ -- thus trials in a believer's life are purposeful (cf Ro 8:28-note; Ro 8:29- note), (4). Whereas, being without temptation, flesh and blood are weak. (d) Go to God in prayer, as the second sentinel; plead for a speedy deliverance through Christ; call upon Christ to give you aid even as He resisted temptation; look to the Lord as the One promising deliverance [135-137]. This, then, is the first direction:—Always bear in mind the great danger that it is for any soul to enter into temptation. (NASB: Lockman)Greek: gregoreite (2PPAM) kai proseuchesthe, (2PPMM) hina me eiselthete (2PAAS) eis peirasmon; to men pneuma prothumon e de sarx asthenes.. Amplified: All of you must keep awake (give strict attention, be cautious and active) and watch and … Matthew 26:41 "Watch and pray so that you will not enter into temptation. The church has devised a new cross today: an ornament to wear around the neck, a commonplace symbol twisted out of context, a charm, a holy horseshoe. But God's Word makes it clear that "watching" is to be included as a specific element of prayer. The means of its success—by our entering into it. “If it is possible” (verse 39), and the thing we ask is for God’s glory, it will be done: the thorn in the flesh will either be removed, or grace to endure it will be given to us, as it was to St. Paul (2 Corinthians 12:9). The lacerated veins and crushed tendons throbbed with unrelenting anguish. Christ prays his Father to keep us, and instructs us to pray that we be so kept. Thomas a Brakel (Christian's Reasonable Service) gives some excellent final instructions on how to conduct ourselves in warfare…. We find Him hungry, tired, and asleep. Thus he tempted Abraham to show him his faith. Notice what name Jesus uses in the parallel passage in Mk 14:37. John H. Gerstner suggested at one of the Philadelphia Conferences on Reformation Theology that it must have been Peter who composed the song found in some of today's hymnbooks. The accelerating events leading up to Christ's sacrifice on the Cross, are witnessed in these final chapters of Matthew's gospel as multiple prophecies of His passion spill onto the pages of holy writ. As you permit your heart to wander away from Him, the arrow of the enemy will immediately hit you. Take every virtue, every grace, Those mired in sin scarcely feel temptation. Greek scholar Spiros Zodhiates says the Greek word behind weak means "without strength, powerless." The outward trial will remain, but its power to lead us astray will vanish. Store; Bibles; Deals; More; Take a Tour. This is another means of preservation. We are tested in the laboratory of everyday human experience. Let the heart, then commune with itself and say, “I am poor and weak; Satan is subtle, cunning, powerful, watching constantly for advantages against my soul; the world earnest, pressing, and full of specious pleas, innumerable pretences, and ways of deceit; my own corruption violent and tumultuous, enticing, entangling, conceiving sin, and warring in me, against me; occasions and advantages of temptation innumerable in all things I have done or suffer, in all businesses and persons with whom I converse; the first beginnings of temptation insensible and plausible, so that, left unto myself, I shall not know I am ensnared, until my bonds be made strong, and sin hath got ground in my heart: therefore on God alone will I rely for preservation, and continually will I look up to him on that account.” This will make the soul be always committing itself to the care of God, resting itself on him, and to do nothing, undertake nothing, etc, without asking counsel of him.

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