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Friday, November 13, 2015

A Food That Sustains My Spiritual Life

In review of Matthew 4:4 it says, "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.’”

Bottom Line:
You need the word that God spoke through the scriptures to feed our souls.

What this means to me:
Jesus reminds me to look back at Scriptures and what they say, they can truly feed my soul and be especially helpful when dealing with the enemy. People cannot live on bread alone, but by obedience to every word God has spoken.

In this passage Jesus responds to a difficult time of testing and temptation (40 days of fasting in the wilderness.)  Jesus was able to resist all of the devil’s temptations because he not only knew Scripture, but he also obeyed it.  

Ephesians 6:17 tells me to, “Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”  The word of God truly becomes the sword which the Spirit gives me to use in spiritual combat.

Knowing verses in God’s word is an important step to help me resist the devil's attacks, but I must also obey what it tells me.  Even Satan had memorized Scripture, but he failed to obey it. Knowing and obeying the Bible helps me to know and follow God’s desires rather than those of the enemy.