January 20, 2013


Blessing Folk!

Today’s reading…
Matthew 4:1-11
Mark 1:12-13
Luke 4:1-13
John 1:51

Jesus was tempted as we are.
We learn from the passages how He handled temptation.
He spoke the Word of God
We are to likewise.
We cannot speak It if we do now know It.

Note that Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted.
Often we think that temptation is the sin.
No. It is what we do with the temptation.

We also see some things about the strategy of the evil one.
He comes when we are weak. Jesus was physically weak.
He seeks to speak to our pride.
He questions the truth.
He questions the Word of God.
He (evil one...just mak’n sure Happy ) will use the Word of God.

Luke 4:6 gives an interesting insight.
The devil received his control of this realm because someone had relinquished it - Man.

Jesus stood upon the Truth and Word of the Lord.
He resisted the evil one and the evil one left...until a more opportune time!

Then, angels came to minister to Jesus!

Stand firm in the Word of the Lord.