Don't Be DeceivedJun 29, 2022
In Matthew 4, Jesus went into the wilderness and was tempted by the Devil three times. Each time, the devil tried to use scripture to deceive Jesus and Jesus used scripture to reveal the truth.
It is so important that we know scripture. When we read it, study it, and memorize it, we are able to recall it easily. We are able to see through the lies of the devil. And we are able to fight back against the lies of the devil by quoting scripture.
The word of the Lord is alive and active. It is sharper than a two-edged sword 🗡. It is the sword of truth!
The first temptation of Jesus in the wilderness was to use his power to make himself bread because he was hungry from fasting for 40 days and nights.
This doesn’t seem like a big deal right? I mean he’s Jesus, he can do miracles, what’s wrong with making himself some bread?
But somehow he knew that this wasn’t what he was supposed to do. It wasn’t God’s plan for Him.
There are two things we can learn from this.
1. The devil is sneaky. He doesn’t always tempt us with sin. He also tempts us with things that don’t seem bad, but are not part of God’s plan for us.
2. We will know God’s plan for us and recognize attacks from the enemy only when we are in communion with God and have His word tucked into our heart ❤️ on a regular basis.
It can be hard to know when you’ve been deceived vs when you are hearing from God. The great thing is we have the past to study from.
Recall a time you know for sure that you didn’t follow God’s plan for you. What thoughts were you having? How did it feel? When you took the action you thought was right (because you were deceived) what happened?
Study the same questions for a time you know you clearly heard from God and acted within his will for you.
What are the differences you notice within your answers? Studying these times will help you begin to recognize the difference between being deceived and hearing from God.
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