The Temptation of Jesus, Pt. 4

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 by every word of God.

Luke 4:3-4

While He was being temtped of the devil, Jesus here gives us nugget of wisdom that we would be wise to consider.  When He was tempted to turn a stone into bread to eat, He responded that “man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.”

How much time and effort do we spend caring for our bodies?  Our bodies are temporary.  They don’t last forever.  But most of us spend the majority of our lives in search of physical comfort for our bodies.  Obviously, we have to eat.  Obviously, we have to have some level of care for our bodies.  But that is not the most important thing.

The most important thing to our “lives” is “every word of God.”  That is what is going to help us.  That is what is going to feed our souls and and our spirits, which do last forever.  That is going to truly nourish us.  The Word of God gives us life in the first place, and it keeps us going through our physical life.  We can survive without a lot of food.  But we cannot survive without God’s Word.

How interested are we the Word of God?  How desperately do we feel our need of it?  How many times have we skipped a meal of physical food because we’re “too busy”?  How many times have we skipped reading God’s Word beacuse we’re “too busy”?  It’s a convicting thing to think about, but it’s also an important thing to think about.

How are we living?  Are we focusing on physical “bread” or on the “Bread of Life?”

3 responses to this post.

  1. Hey Ben a very good word this morning. The current spirit of luke warmness which possesses so much of the brotherhood in the West is done away with when believers bask in the glowing fires of God’s word!

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  2. I really loved this and it confirms to me about so much of the focus on our health and what we eat. Not saying that is bad, the health and diet thing . . .but I don’t want it to be too much of my focus! God bless you and thank you, Ben!

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