Wednesday, September 8

Be a Winner!

today's reading.
Matthew 4:1-11    Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil...
Matthew 4

think about it.
What areas or needs does Satan appeal to in tempting Jesus? How does Jesus answer him? What tactics does Satan use most often against you? How does Jesus' example encourage you when you're tempted?

the blog.
Satan is crafty and he is all over our weaknesses. So we need to be prepared to deal with all the temptations that come our way. And believe me, I do mean "all" and they will come--head on, subtle, big, small. Temptation is just part of life. 

Ok, now to some good news. Temptation is beatable...It's manageable...It's defeatable! I know that because Jesus overcame temptation in Matthew 4:1-11. So if we draw on Jesus' strength and His power and then pair that with His example here, we can overcome too. 

So how does knowing that Jesus was tempted encourage and help us as we face our own temptations? What tactics or strategies did you see in Matthew 4:1-11 that you might use moving forward? Tami W.

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