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Many of us suffers from different types of struggles. It could be in our work, with friends, church, family. Everyday in our lives we face challenges and testings. Just like getting an invitation from a friend to go to a party on Sunday(Church Day) or having an affair to someone who’s already committed or eating huge amount of your favorite chocolate cake while under the treatment because of your diabetes.
Temptation has no exemption. YES! Even Jesus was tempted by the devil.
The Temptation of Jesus
Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”
Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:
“‘He will command his angels concerning you,
and they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.”
Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.”
Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”
Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.”
Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.
Matthew 4:1-11 (NIV)
- Even the devil knows what the bible says (Matthew 4:6). The sad part is that sometimes, we, as “Christians” don’t even know what God is saying that’s why we easily get deceived. It’s like knowing what is original and what is imitation/fake.
- The devil sometimes uses the word of God to deceive people. “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread”. Be smart enough to know what’s with God and what’s not. How? Read the Life’s manual – Bible.
- We only remember/hold on the promises of God but forgets to do what should be done for that promises to be fulfilled. Holding on to the promises of God is good because it is an assurance what we have and what we are in Christ. But don’t forget that we also have the responsibility. There are many different ways that God is using to fulfill His promises. Don’t be lazy, don’t compromise, walk in the Righteousness of God.
- Temptation doesn’t come in ugly form, it always come in nice/good/beautiful/alluring form. Who would be tempted if something unpleasant come into you. Like offering you a lower compensation in a new company while you have bigger income in you current company.
The devil will shoot you on your weakest point.
Temptation is everywhere. But don’t let it overtake you, instead go ahead of it.
Who’s never been tempted? It doesn’t matter if you once fell into Satan’s trap, what’s more important is that you never stay trapped. Repent, go on. God’s grace is sufficient. If you don’t want to fall anymore in any of the devil’s trap, don’t be ignorant of the word of God. How?
Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
Joshua 1:8 (NIV)
Fix your eyes on things above.