Matthew 4:1-11 ESV Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” But … Continue reading Led by the Spirit
Turn Like Children Matthew 18:1-4 ESV At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never … Continue reading Faith Like a Child
Be Strong Ephesians 6:10-12 NIV Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this … Continue reading Fearlessly Make Known
Envy and Pride Psalm 73:1-9 ESV Truly God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled, my steps had nearly slipped. For I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. For they have no pangs until death; … Continue reading Temptation to Stray
I believe that one of Satan’s greatest weapons against us is his lies and deceptions. Through the use of lies and deceptions, his objective is to get us to be afraid and to doubt God. As well, he wants us to question God’s sovereignty over our lives, his many promises to us, and his awesome … Continue reading Give Me Courage, Lord
Let’s have a show of hands. How many of us, when we go through tough trials, immediately count it all joy? How many of us delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, and in difficulties? How many of us, when people hate us, when they exclude us and insult us and reject our … Continue reading Leap for Joy?
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV I often think that we view … Continue reading Are You Liked?