Luke 4:12- And Jesus answering said unto him, it is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. KJV.
Are you dealing with temptation? Do you deal with it often? Those are obviously rhetorical questions, we all deal with temptation on a daily basis to do plenty of things…whether those things are to backtalk your parents, to slack off, to say the wrong words to people, to think before you speak, to snap on someone, or it could be anything dealing with temptation. Here’s what’s neat about being a Christian and believing in the Gospel. Check out how Jesus deals with temptation, because ultimately we should be dealing with problems as Jesus would. Hence W.W.J.D (What would Jesus do).
So Luke 4:2-4 says: Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered. And the devil said unto him, if thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. And Jesus answered him, saying, it is written, that man shall not live by bread alone, but every word of God.
Wouldn’t it be absolutely incredible if we could live like that? Stand up to Satan with scripture rather than just falling into temptation…so here’s a little more of the passage. This is so incredible.
Luke 6-8: And the devil said unto him, all this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will, I give it. If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
Isn’t this so true today? Aren’t we all tempted to take all the glory for ourselves rather than thanking God and give the glory to Him? It’s amazing how relevant this is in todays society, because it’s what we’re taught, we’re taught to take credit for our work. Perhaps, you can take the credit, but don’t take the glory or satisfaction for it. Everyday we do something spectacular and feel a gratifying feeling, but is it God, or is it Satan? After you make that A on that exam, score the winning basket, accomplish your daily work goals, or anything worth celebrating internally, do you tell yourself good job, or do you thank the Lord for giving you the ability? Good question isn’t it…just something to think about. If you don’t thank God or give the glory to Him, then Satan is really at work and trying to work the same way he tried to work in Jesus. Jesus again referenced scripture as his ultimate defense. That’s genius. We should try and do the same.
I think that for anyone can relate this passage to their life, because it’s so relevant to todays society as it will always be. Please continue to read the passage, there’s a lot more in it, there are miracles being done post this passage. I believe it’s a very inspirational passage!
I really hope that someone took something from this passage and realize that I will be posting way more blogs. This is something I want to gain in my faith as a Bible study, but I want to try to help someone else along the way by teaming up with the Lord. I am really reading and believing the Bible, then God gives me the words to and I am just the middle man. I thank God for this opportunity and giving me the ability to be able and write this blog. Please have a blessed day and God bless!!!!