How to Live

“And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” (Matthew 4:3–4 ESV)

The temptation of Christ. It really is a great comfort to his followers. That he was tempted, principally in every way we may be, and he resisted remaining obedient to God the Father. He did that for you. It was part of his perfect life lived on your behalf. His righteousness that is given to you.

Not only are you clothed with his perfection, you are given the key to life, living by every word that comes from the mouth of God. Jesus, empowered by the same Holy Spirit that empowers you, quotes Scripture to resist Satan and his tempting scheme.

If you are consuming a meal of the Bible on a regular basis, keep it up. This is life. In the Word of God you are reminded of your place as a chosen child of God, that guilt has no place and that you are no longer a slave to sin. It is by these reminders that we can recognize the lies that come our way and resist them. Your food and fulfillment is in Christ, may the Lord remind you and drive this deep into your soul so that you are full and equipped to turn down the enticing meals of the temper.