Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Day 197, July 16 - Matthew 4

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1-3 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.

And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. And the tempter came and said to him...

Jesus faced temptations just like we do, and He used the Word of God. The Son of God used the Word of God to combat temptation, can we get away with any less?

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  1. Matthew 4
    7-11 Jesus said to him, “Again, Scripture says, ‘Never tempt the Lord your God.’”
    Once more the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms in the world and their glory. The devil said to him, “I will give you all this if you will bow down and worship me.”
    Jesus said to him, “Go away, Satan! Scripture says, ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve only him.’ ”
    Then the devil left him, and angels came to take care of him.

    16-17 The people who lived in darkness
    have seen a bright light.
    A light has risen
    for those who live in a land overshadowed by death.”
    From then on, Jesus began to tell people, “Turn to God and change the way you think and act, because the kingdom of heaven is near!”