“Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him” (Matthew 4:10, 11).
Text: Matthew 4:1-11.
The Word of God is quick and powerful. It serves as an antidote to temptation. In the Scriptures, it is known as the sword of the Spirit which is a component of the armour of God that enables the believer to stand against the wiles of the devil. In our text, our Lord Jesus Christ was tempted thrice by Satan, but He used God’s Word to overcome him. God’s Word is the main weapon for overcoming Satan’s temptations and sin. Child of God, how familiar are you with God’s Word?
Dear Christian friend, you cannot survive Satan and his wiles without the Word of God. You need to fortify yourself daily with God’s Word, obey it, live by it, preach it, and effectively use it for a life of victory. Pray for grace to overcome Satan’s temptations. Jesus was tempted as we are today, but He did not fall. He focused on God’s Word. Like Him, focus on God’s Word, pray always and live a consistent holy life. You too can defeat Satan with the Word of God.
He used God’s Word to overcome
You cannot defeat the devil without the Word of God.
Prayer for today
Help me Lord to know Your Word and live by it.