led us not into temptation (except when you lead us into temptation?)?)

There are two verses in the Bible that have been playing on my mind recently.
First up this verse from Matthew Chapter 4

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted[a] by the devil.

and then this familiar verse a few chapters on from The Lord’s Prayer

And lead us not into temptation,[a]
but deliver us from the evil one

I’m not sure why that struck except it seems that even though Jesus tells us to pray that we will not be led into temptation Jesus himself is led into the desert by the Spirit to be tempted by the Devil.
In fact it sounds as if the Spirit has led Jesus into the wilderness where he will be tempted by the devil.

So I’m not really sure what to make of that.
That is all..

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