Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Luke 4:13 And when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from Him until an opportune time.
Luke 11:4 and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation.”
Luke 22:40 And when He came to the place, he said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.”
1 Corinthians 7:2 But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.
1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
1 Timothy 6:9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.
Mat. 26:41..." The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
The God-given spirit in me as a Genuinely Born Again Christian is ALWAYS WILLING not to fall into sin. But...my SINFUL Flesh is not willing to follow my spirit all of 24/7. That's my problem. That was the Apostle Paul's BIG problem also. James 1:2: My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
The Creator God put FREE WILL into Adam and Eve, the very first human beings. Even though both were INFINITELY HOLY and blameless when Satan approached Eve...what happened? Eve chose to use her free will to DISOBEY God and then enticed Adam to do the same. Adam could have easily REFUSED to eat of the forbidden tree, but he didn't because the "PULL" to sin was too strong to refuse, even while he did not know what sin meant. No wonder God said: The Spirit is willing but the flesh is WEAK! We need to remember that it was to Adam that God said "do not eat of the tree". Eve had not even been created at that time. Btw, I believe that Adam and Eve were created in a 24 hour period. So it means that Satan tempted Eve the same day. And Eve enticed Adam the same day.
No matter how many human beings pray, God will never take away temptations to sin from mankind. Here's why! James 1:
2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
========================Patients is a SAINTLY virtue in God's eyes. So...why would God take away temptations to sin and thereby take away Patients from His chosen people aka Genuinely Born again Christians. I used the word GENUINELY here because according to 1 Cor. 15: 2 "talks" about a VAIN belief being possible in some so-called christians whom I call CHURCH-ians.