Text: Genesis 42: 21 Then they said to one another, “In truth we are guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the distress of his soul, when he begged us and we did not listen. That is why this distress has come upon us.” (ESV)
Text: Matthew 19: 27 – 30 Then Peter said in reply, “See, we have left everything and followed you. What then will we have?” Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, in the new world, when the Son of Man will sit on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold and will inherit eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last first. (ESV)
Text: Matthew 19: 16 – 26 ….. “Truly, I say to you, only with difficulty will a rich person enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” ….. (ESV)
Text: Matthew 19: 13 – 15 Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” And he laid his hands on them and went away. (ESV)
Text: Genesis 40 ….. And one night they both dreamed—the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were confined in the prison—each his own dream, and each dream with its own interpretation..… (ESV)
Text: Genesis 39: 2 & 21 The Lord was with Joseph, and he became a successful man, and he was in the house of his Egyptian master….. But the Lord was with Joseph and showed him steadfast love and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison. (ESV)
Text: Matthew 18: 21 – 35 Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven….. (ESV)
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.