Day 6 | Keeping God’s Word on Your Heart (part 1 of 3)
Knowing and obeying God’s word is an effective weapon. In Luke 4, Jesus shows us three examples of how he used the Word against temptation.
Luke 4:4, “Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone.'”
In this instance he is using the truth from Deuteronomy 8:3 to rebuttal what Satan said, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.” Satan is fully aware that Jesus is in the middle of a 40 day fast and that one of his weaknesses ought to be food. He is also, however, poking at man’s pride by claiming that Jesus could not be the Son of God if he is unable to transform a rock into bread. Jesus sees through the deeper meaning, the temptation to doubt his identity, and fires back with the truth that ultimately it is the Father he lives and works for.
There are so many times in life when it is easy to succumb to the lies and fall to children of the world rather than where our true identity lies as children of God. In this exchange we are encouraged to be strong in our faith and identity in Christ.