“Watch [check] and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
– Matthew 26:41 ESV
Any time spent with the Lord in prayer is time spent away from temptation. In fact, this is the very thing that prepares our hearts to resist temptation. These times of prayer were the key to victory in the Lord’s life, so how much more so do we need to spend time in the Lord’s presence? If your struggle with temptation has led to sin, come to the Lord and ask Him to forgive you, cleanse you, and strengthen you. The secret that His Word is giving us is this: checking our lives on a regular basis will prevent us from entering into temptation. Watch and pray.