And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Matt 6:13
Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation:the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away. And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience. Luke 8:13-15
The seeds that fell on the rock are those who heard the word, believed for a while but had fallen away during the time of temptation because they have no root on a fertile ground. Rock has many uses, you can build an edifice on it or out of it. Solid rock is desirable and a good foundation for building projects. However, it is not not a good place for any seed to grow.
Jesus wanted us to pray that our Father will not lead us to temptation. Our Father knows our strength and ability. He has the knowledge about our past, present and future. God does not need to test us for Him to know whether we are for Him or not.
Our Father did not test the loyalty and integrity of Jesus. He was tempted by the Devil in the wilderness and He overcame all temptations of the Devil. The temptation itself enters our minds for consideration, begging to agree with its evil proposition. We are tempted to do bad things and not the do good things in line with the divine principles of our Father. In case we fall short in doing the things Jesus wanted us to do and begin considering doing which is evil, pray that our Father will deliver us from evil thoughts.
We are not sinning while we are in temptation. Jesus did not sin when he was tempted by the Devil. Our minds are open all the time to different temptations. The Spirit with our spirits is willing to submit to God the Father but the flesh is weak to temptations. In fact, our flesh is the source of temptation. Our flesh is inflicted with many thorns of temptation.
Jesus spoke of the “CRAP” of this life which are the cares, riches and pleasures of this world. They are like thorns of temptation choking those who heard then gospel and become unfruitful in their quest for a better and meaningful life. CRAP is a vulgar word, a slang for junk, something extremely worthless and of poor quality.
People do care too much about what they eat or where they shelter their heads The rising cost of living is becoming out of their means to take care of themselves.
The unbelieving person does not experience temptations from the devil. An evil person does not need to be tempted to do the right thing. So no wonder they have no conscience to abhor the things which are evil. Be thankful if you fall into temptation for you know you are doing right and the favor of God belongs to you.