Every WORD

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4 But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’
Matthew 4:4 (NLT)

 

The context of this passage is when Jesus, prior to His ministry launch, was led in the wilderness by the Holy Spirit to be tempted by the devil.

 

The devil tried many methods to trip up Jesus. Of course it never worked.

 

But, in one particular statement when the devil tried to get Jesus to turn stones into bread, paraphrased, Jesus said people don’t  survive by just food, their lives are sustained by God’s WORD!

It is amazing to find out that very few Christians actually read the Bible.


“80% of Churchgoers Don't Read the Bible Daily”
- Lifeway Survey

 

“80% of Churchgoers Don't Read the Bible Daily”

- Lifeway Survey

 

If the Bible is the most crucial part of hearing God for Christians in this era, why are Christians not reading it?

 

Could it be that this is why so many believers are struggling with the attacks of the devil?

 

We will never be free from the schemes of Satan, but it would be very beneficial if believers could win!

 

The WORD of God helps us WIN!

  

Watch this: 

After the devil came at Jesus three times and tried to get Him to fail……and Jesus quoted the WORD……..

 

11 Then the devil went away, and angels came and took care of Jesus.
 

What would it look like in our lives if we would fill ourselves up with the WORD of God?

 

James, the brother of Jesus tells his readers what would happen if we tried this:

7 So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
James 4:7 (NLT)

  

The devil cannot handle the WORD of God.

 

When we speak the WORD, he has to flee……he can’t stay where the WORD of God is active!

 

This is why reading the BIBLE is so important!

 

In the above survey:

 “90 percent desire to please and honor Jesus in all I do, only 19 percent personally read the Bible every day.”

 

The writer in Psalm states:

105 Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.
Psalm 119:105 (NLT)

 

We live, survive, and resist the Devil by God’s WORD!

Prayer

"Lord, put a desire in Your people to long for Your Word. Your Word is the light for our path and our guide to make it in this life. We cannot survive or live without Your WORD!
Thank You for Your spoken Word that gives us instruction, guidance, and hope. We thank You in Jesus name, Amen.  "