VERNA’S DAILY DEVOTIONAL

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2019

MATTHEW 4:4

MATTHEW 4:4
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.’ ”

 

 

WHEN JESUS/YESHUA WAS CALLED TO SPEND 40 DAYS FASTING AND PRAYING IN THE WILDERNESS SATAN, HE WAS SUBJECTED TO MANY TESTS. 

SATAN WAS ALLOWED TO TEMPT HIM IN MANY WAYS. TO EACH TEMPTATION, JESUS/YESHUA RESPONDED WITH THE WORD OF GOD WHICH IS A TEACHING/LESSON FOR US ON HOW TO RESPOND TO THE ENEMY’S HARASSMENT, WHETHER TESTING, TEMPTING, OR OTHERWISE.

THE VERY FACT THAT HE DID THIS INDICATES THAT GOD’S WORD IS INTENDED TO BE OUR LIFE LINE. WE NEED THE SPIRITUAL BREAD/LIFE PROVIDED BY GOD’S WORD IN ORDER TO WALK UPRIGHTLY BEFORE THE FATHER, AND THAT INCLUDES REBUKING AND REFUTING THE TEMPTATIONS, LIES, AND ONGOING HARASSMENT OF THE ENEMY OF OUR SOULS, WHO IS CALLED SATAN.

IF WE ATTEMPT TO WALK THE WALK OF A TRUE DISCIPLE OF CHRIST JESUS/YESHUA MESSIAH ON THE BASIS OF OUR CARNAL FLESHLY MINDS, AND ABILITIES, WE WILL MEET WITH CERTAIN FAILURE. WE HAVE SOMETHING MUCH GREATER THAT WE CAN RELY ON: GOD’S WORD TO FEED ON DAILY, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT WITHIN US TO GUIDE AND STRENGTHEN US.

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