I can imagine that Jesus was disappointed to find His disciples sleeping, especially with the knowledge of what was to come. He had taught them, warned them, and prepared them for what was coming. He had invested His life into these disciples, and it was important for staying spiritually vigilant as a believer!
And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping. And he said to Peter, “So, could you not watch with me one hour? Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:40–41 (ESV)
There is an ever-increasing need for spiritual vigilance by believers today. However, it cannot be achieved in the power of the flesh but by living in the Spirit of God. That is why spending time in prayer and the word is so essential. We need His presence, power, and guidance to navigate the degenerate world around us.
Jesus told His disciples that vigilance includes the necessity of watching and praying. These disciplines would guard them against entering into the temptations of the enemy. He warned us that temptations would come, but seeking God’s help to resist the enemy would give us the power to overcome!
When we try to navigate and avoid temptations on our own, we will certainly fail. The only way to deal with it is to flee into God’s presence and prayerfully put your life in His hands. He is the best source of protection and power because our spirit is willing, but our flesh is weak.
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