4 Sep

1 Then the Spirit led Jesus into the desert to be tempted by the devil. 2 Jesus fasted for forty days and nights. After this, he was very hungry. 3 The devil came to Jesus to tempt him, saying, “If you are the Son of God, tell these rocks to become bread.”

4 Jesus answered, “It is written in the Scriptures, ‘A person lives not on bread alone, but by everything God says.’ ”

5 Then the devil led Jesus to the holy city of Jerusalem and put him on a high place of the Temple. 6 The devil said, “If you are the Son of God, jump down, because it is written in the Scriptures:
‘He has put his angels in charge of you.
They will catch you in their hands
so that you will not hit your foot on a rock.’ ” — Psalm 91:11–12

7 Jesus answered him, “It also says in the Scriptures, ‘Do not test the Lord your God.’ ”

8 Then the devil led Jesus to the top of a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and all their splendor.9 The devil said, “If you will bow down and worship me, I will give you all these things.”

10 Jesus said to the devil, “Go away from me, Satan! It is written in the Scriptures, ‘You must worship the Lord your God and serve only him.’ ”

11 So the devil left Jesus, and angels came and took care of him. (Matthew 4:1-11, New Century Version)

-Gossip wanting to fall out of your mouth

-Being pushed to the end of your rope by your children

-Images in movies playing over in your head that you should not have seen in the first place

-Eating when you are not hungry

– Losing control of your emotions

– Purchasing just one more pair of shoes

Everyone has there own personal weakness. Do you know how to confront them?
Jesus confronted Satan with God’s word. He confronted temptation by naming Satan’s lies and then holding on to God’s truth. Jesus was capable of doing so because he knows God’s word.

Ephesians 6 speaks of the word of God as the sword of the spirit. Our battle with temptation can be slain when we memorize God’s word so that our minds are full of His truth when lies come our way!

Blessings & Giggles to you & yours,

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