“Meditate on his Word”
Tuesday, April 9.
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, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.”
But he answered, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone,
but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Matthew 4
The passage in Matthew 4 explains how Satan had cone to Jesus to steal what rightfully belong to us. He had come to tempt Jesus so as to prove that Jesus could disobey God. If Jesus had done what Satan asked him, there would be no redemption for us. The third time the devil tempted Jesus was for Jesus to worship him. The devil wanted Jesus to bypass the cross and find an easy way out. But Jesus refused.
Each time the devil came to Jesus, Jesus quoted Scripture. Jesus used the Word of God, Paul called it the “Sword of the Spirit.”It is important for us to used the word of God as our defense against the attacks of Satan. Let us meditate day in and day out on the word of God.
Memory verse: Ephesians 6:17
“The word of God is limitless and infinite.” H. G. Bishop Youannes