I don’t know why this came to me as I was reading Matthew 4. It kind of takes me back to when I wrote poetry as a teenager. As I was taking mental notes on all that took place before Jesus’ ministry I kept summing it up with one word descriptions. While this is not in depth, nor a revelation by any means I thought it was kind of neat. I shared it with a few others a while back but thought it would be neat to share it again.
to draw a
through his son’s
from the multitude!
The one point that stuck out in my mind was the use of scripture by the Lord to overcome temptation. I have learned that lesson well. You must know it so well, wall-papering your mind with it so that when, not if, temptation comes, the Word just comes out naturally. Usually, when we are under pressure to give into sin is not the best time to be grappling for a weapon, just as a soldier would not go into battle and leave his weapon back at the rear, we need to arm ourselves and be ready for battle at a moments notice.
God’s Word says
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
Another item worthy to note, is that the devil, himself, used the scripture against the Lord, he is very well versed and knows how to use it against us. Especially Christians who are weak in knowledge of God’s Word.
Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. James 2:19
We often wonder why we have to go through temptations. There is not an easy answer, though the Bible has some insight to that end. In Jesus’ case, I believe God used it to not only prepare Him for His ministry but also as an example to us as to how to fight temptation…..
With His Word!
Grace to you all today…