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September 4, 2012

It is written

Filed under: Uncategorized — andykiff @ 6:45 pm

Luke 4:4 And Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone.'”

Luke 4:8 And Jesus answered him, “It is written,
“‘You shall worship the Lord your God,
and him only shall you serve.'”

Luke 4:12 And Jesus answered him, “It is said, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.'”

Seeing the words of Jesus in red makes them really stand out in this account of Satan tempting him.  They particularly stand out because they are so few.  When challenged to behave contrary to what he knew to be right, he simply answered with a handful of words.  These are simple but powerful sentences that Jesus knew by heart to be able to use them at the right time.  Satan himself was beaten back with three short verses of Scripture, not long and complex theological arguments.

Lord give me a good memory, as I study Your Word, to store up these weapons so I can fight back against the enemy.

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