Memorable Scripture: Temptation and It is Written

Matthew 4:3-4
“If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”
But He answered and said, “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ”

Jesus was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Heb 4:15
That means there’s nothing you can go through that He did not go through. Yet He did it without sin.
All are tempted in many ways.
First, with doubt to attack our ego and self-worth. Satan said to Jesus, “If you are the Son of God!” With this phrase he hopes to make Jesus prove who He is, thus giving in to the doubt Satan has tossed out.
Physical desires and temptations are very strong. Desires to eat and drink, companionship, sexual desires, and physical appearance are things most want.
He tempted Jesus, who had fasted for forty days, with the basic need of food.
Jesus countered with scripture.
Remember, this isn’t about pride or food – it’s about giving into temptation and self-reliance instead of depending on God.
Satan attack with more verbal doubt on His personal relationship with God.
Satan attacked with scripture also. Not everyone picking up and quoting from the Bible is trustworthy and true. It’s not the words they spout but the heart of love for others (John 13:35) and by the life they live in public and private.
Satan also attacks with a promise of great promises but Satan is a liar and only speak lies even when he speaks scripture. (John 8:44)
The only way to defeat the sinfully devastating temptations in your life is through Jesus Christ and His word.
“It is written” defeats the devil.

 

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