Today’s Reading | Matthew 3-4
It is Written
What response do you think Satan expected from Christ when He was being tempted? What can you learn from Jesus’ response to His temptations? In this account we see demonstrated the most important weapon we have in resisting temptation. What is it? Scripture. Because He was God, Jesus could have just commanded Satan to leave Him alone. Instead, He responded to temptation with Scripture. Christ gives to us a wonderful example to follow in resisting the temptations of Satan in our lives today. We need to arm ourselves with specific passages of Scripture to quote whenever we are faced with temptation. If God Himself used Scripture, how important it must be for us to memorize Scripture so we can use it to resist the temptations of Satan. In what way is Satan tempting you? What Scripture passage can you memorize that will enable you to resist and not sin? If you need help, ask someone to help you find some specific verses. Start now hiding God’s Word in your heart that you might not sin against Him.
Make a list of the temptations you face most often.
What Scripture verses address those kinds of temptations?
Pick one of the verses above and write it out below to begin memorizing it.
In light of this passage, what personal commitment can you make?