Time with God Daily Devotional by John North

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Time with God - February 8, 2017

Matthew 4:5-7

Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written,‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and ‘On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’ Jesus said to him, ‘ Again it is writte, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’”

The devil’s major weapon against you is deception!

Jesus, having experienced the devil’s tactics firsthand, prayed to the Father for us, “Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth” (John 17:17). The truth will always point you towards God. But Jesus said about Satan, “He is a liar and the father of lies” (John 8:44).

Satan’s strategy is to distort the truth. He did it with Eve in the Garden of Eden, where he asked, “Indeed, has God said...?”, and he even tried to do it with Jesus in the desert. The enemy wants to make you question God. He attacks you through your reason.

God’s reminding you today: fill your mind with the truth of His word if you want to be able to combat the lies of the enemy.

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