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Apr 5 Devotion: Being Ready

Being Ready

Matthew 4:1-11 [1] Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. [2] And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. [3] And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. [4] But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. [5] Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, [6] And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. [7] Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. [8] Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; [9] And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. [10] Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. [11] Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

We all know the situation here. Jesus being tempted of the devil. However, each time the Lord had the best response. Three times He says, “It is written.” Jesus was prepared for whatever temptation the devil had. Therein lies another of the important things in having Gods Word in our heart. When we end up in the wilderness and are faced with temptation how much of the Word do we have in us to be able to handle such situations? Being able to get through those situations require us being prepared. That preparation comes ahead of time. It’s not something we can do in the moment. I remember reading one time: “ Failing to plan is planning to fail.” Putting in that work now will only benefit us in the future. That prep work means we need to be in the Word daily. We should spend time not only studying it, but also meditating on it. Spending that time in the Word will help equip us in the future when we the devil looks to trip us up. We are no match for the devil on our own. We need God and His Word in our heart to help us overcome. Don’t get caught unprepared! Spend time today with Gods Word today and everyday!

God bless you today! Bro. Josh Richardson

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