JANUARY 6, 2022 ~ 52 WEEKS THROUGH THE NEW TESTAMENT
JANUARY 6, 2022 READING... Matthew 4
Satan is opposed to everything that is of God. He is a liar, a counterfeiter, a destroyer of everything that is good and holy, and exist to try to stop the plan of God. He is not only a deceiver…he is the most self-deceived being that has ever existed…for he should know that he is powerless in comparison to Almighty God. In chapter 4 we have recorded for us the temptations of Christ. There are different understandings of this encounter between Jesus and Satan. Some say it happen to prove that Jesus could not sin…while others, like myself, hold that it shows that Jesus would not sin. I believe if there was no possibility for the man Jesus to given into the temptation, then it was not an actual temptation. The Bible makes it clear that Jesus was genuinely tempted in every way we are…yet He never gave into that temptation to sin (Hebrews 4:15). Satan was using these temptations of Jesus to try and stop the plan of God for mankind’s redemption. If he was able to get Jesus to give into the temptation to sin, then Jesus would be disqualified to redeem sinful mankind, and mankind would be hopelessly and eternally lost. Praise God that Jesus overcame all temptation, and is our Redeemer and Lord!
Please share your thoughts from today’s readings.
TOMORROW’S READINGS… Matthew 5