Saturday, January 5, 2019

New Testament Bible Meditation- January 5- Text & Audio

Matthew 4:1-11 

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
When he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was hungry afterward.
The tempter came and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread."
But he answered, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.'"
Then the devil took him into the holy city. He set him on the pinnacle of the temple,
and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, 'He will give his angels charge concerning you.' and, 'On their hands they will bear you up, So that you don't dash your foot against a stone.'"
Jesus said to him, "Again, it is written, 'You shall not test the Lord, your God.'"
Again, the devil took him to an exceedingly high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory.
He said to him, "I will give you all of these things, if you will fall down and worship me."
Then Jesus said to him, "Get behind me, Satan! For it is written, 'You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.'"
Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and ministered to him.

Insight- When tempted by the devil, Jesus used the Word of God to fight and won great victories. His desire was to please his heavenly Father at all times.

Question- How do you respond to the temptations that the devil brings? Do you fight like Jesus did using the Word of God or do you give in easily?

Prayer- Dear Father in heaven, help me to overcome temptations brought by the evil one by meditating on your Word and using it as Jesus did. In Jesus name. Amen.

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