The enemy of our souls can use doubt and lies to get us to sin. Satan started this scheme way back in Genesis with Adam and Eve. He created doubt when he asked in Genesis 3:1 “Did God actually say…?” He tried to use the same tactics on Jesus in Matthew 4:6 as he quotes Scripture out of context trying to get Jesus to take the bait. However, Jesus has a secret weapon at His disposal and we would do well to take note of it. He quotes the Word of God back to Satan and ultimately stops the enemy dead in his tracks. Regular Bible reading and prayer will ultimately get the Word into you, so that even if you don’t have a Bible with you, you will be able to combat the schemes of the enemy.
Questions for further thought:
1. In what ways are you reading your Bible every day?
2. If not, what is your plan to put this into action?
Challenge: Jesus recognizes that belief isn't easy or simple. Jesus will offer you evidence if you ask. Pray for the wisdom to believe in the work that Jesus did for you. Search Scripture for the clues you need.
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