Messiah Tempted

Jun 28, 2015 By: Pastor Joseph LoSardo Series: Messiah in Matthew Scripture: Matthew 4:1-11
From this text we can learn what a powerful and crafty enemy we have in the devil. We see that temptation is not strange, for if our Lord could be tempted, how much more will we be? But above all, we learn of the power and authority of our chief weapon against Satan – the Scripture. This ought to goad you to read and meditate upon your Bible. As you hide the Word in your heart and use it in times of temptation, you will find it mightier than Satan. The Bible is described as a “sword of the Spirit;” but it is not a useful sword if it remains on your shelf or in your hand. Open it; read it; pray over it; meditate on it; memorize it! And when your enemy seeks to use his craft against you, you can wield your heavenly sword and snuff out his attempts to get you to fall.