Matthew 4:10-11Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’”Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.

Recommend Reading: Matthew 4:1-11, Psalm 29, Daniel 4:34-35

Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness where He was tempted by His enemy, the devil. When He was hungry, weary, and at His weakest point, the tempter launched his most pointed attack. It was direct, it was personal. Who would Jesus serve? Who would He bow His allegiance to and at what price? Jesus took His stand, rejected lies, and refuted the devil with the written Word of God. Finally, He demonstrated His divine authority over the evil one, commanding Satan to be gone! No compromise. No concession. Victory. How often do we find ourselves listening to and being convinced by Satan’s self-centered, worldly, wicked, warped way of thinking? If Jesus is Lord of your life then His enemy is your enemy. He knows your weaknesses. He knows the exact opening to squeeze through to get a position of advantage to take you down. It will be direct, it will be personal. When Jesus overcame Satan’s temptations in the wilderness, He overcame for us. His victory over sin and the devil ensures our ultimate victory as well. And you have the same weapons Jesus used. You have the Holy Spirit and the Word of God. Don’t be deceived. Think eternally. Stand firm. Ask God for wisdom to see the ways of the enemy, for ears to recognize his lies, and for the strength and faith to stand firm against him.

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