The blueprint of God’s Word as a deterrent to Satan’s advances is no more evident than in the story of Satan’s temptation of Jesus in the wilderness. I mean, Jesus is God and He could have produced His own resume and shut the devil right down. However, He does something very interesting and something that Christians should take note of. Jesus was hungry and weak after fasting for 40 days. I am hungry after fasting for 40 minutes. Satan must have thought He was ripe for the picking. However, He answered Satan’s 3 pronged assault (physical needs/desires, power/possessions, and pride) with clear and concise nuggets from God’s Word. He didn’t try to fight on His own, although it would have been no problem. He used the power of the Holy Spirit in God’s own Word to fight the enemy. We would do well to do the same.
1. Of the 3 pronged approach that Satan uses, (physical desires, power/possessions, and pride) which one is the greatest struggle for you? Why do you think that is?
2. How will you take action to combat the area you identified in question #1?
Challenge: Continue to persevere in prayer and Bible reading to combat the schemes of the enemy. If it is good enough for our Savior, it will be good enough for us.
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