Just Say No
Matthew 4:1-11 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might...
I've heard my fair share of sermons and messages on the temptation of Jesus. So as I got ready to read this familiar passage, I asked the Lord to direct me to something I hadn't focused on before. So what did I notice? How Jesus didn't entertain any of Satan's temptations--period. Jesus simply says "no," He means it and He's done. Now this was good for me to see because it reinforced the wisdom of not even considering whatever it is that's tempting me. Taking time to think about and consider the temptation is really opening the door to it, and then saying "no" becomes that much more difficult.
So what did you learn about defeating temptation from Jesus' actions and words in Matthew 4:1-11? Tami W.
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