Sunday, July 3, 2011

Sunday Thoughts

Jesus Christ in His humanity was subject to the same temptations you and I are today.  In Matthew chapter 4 we see his response to temptation.  This temptation is not just a temptation to sin, but more importantly it's a temptation to remove faith from God the Father.  Jesus was tempted just like you and I are today.  We have the same choice He did, we can either look to God for guidance and strength, or we can look to our own wisdom. 
Matthew Chapter 4
1  Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil.
2 He fasted for forty days and forty nights,and afterwards he was hungry.
3 The tempter approached and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become loaves of bread.”
4 He said in reply, “It is written:
‘One does not live by bread alone,
but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.’”
5 Then the devil took him to the holy city, and made him stand on the parapet of the temple,
6 and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down. For it is written:
‘He will command his angels concerning you
and ‘with their hands they will support you,lest you dash your foot against a stone.’”
7 Jesus answered him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord, your God, to the test.’”
8 Then the devil took him up to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in their magnificence,
9 and he said to him, “All these I shall give to you, if you will prostrate yourself and worship me.”
10 At this, Jesus said to him, “Get away, Satan! It is written:
‘The Lord, your God, shall you worship
and him alone shall you serve.’”
11 Then the devil left him and, behold, angels came and ministered to him.

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