Heidelberg Catechism 127

Preacher: Rev Gavino Fioretti

Reading: Job 1: 1 – 2: 10

Text: Matthew 6: 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. (ESV)

Q. 127 What does the sixth petition mean?

A. “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil” means:

By ourselves we are too weak to hold our own even for a moment. And our sworn enemies—the devil, the world, and our own flesh—never stop attacking us.

And so, Lord, uphold us and make us strong with the strength of your Holy Spirit, so that we may not go down to defeat in this spiritual struggle, but may firmly resist our enemies until we finally win the complete victory.


  1. The Christian’s circumstances:

Spiritual testing:

Spiritual attacks:

Spiritual weakness:

Spiritual dependence:

  1. The Christian’s enemies:

The devil:

The world:

The sinful heart:

  1. The Christian’s Helper:

God himself:

God’ strength:

God’s victory: