HE DID IT THE HARD WAY – THE ONLY WAY
Luk 4:5 Then the devil led him up to a high place and showed him in a moment of time all the kingdoms of the present world system.
Luk 4:6 And the devil said to him, “To you I will grant the right to this whole realm–and the glory that goes along with ruling them, because it has been passed on to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to.
Luk 4:7 Therefore, if you worship me, it will all be yours.”
Luk 4:8 And Jesus responded, “The scriptures say that you should worship the Lord your God, and serve him exclusively.”
The devil offered Jesus what appeared to be a short-cut. But he tried to veil the fact that even if Jesus had taken him up on his offer, God’s ultimate purpose would have been thwarted. There are no short-cuts to God’s will. Jesus had to go to cross because more than world domination was at stake. World redemption was the plan.
LORD. thank you for refusing to take the apparent short-cut, and dying on the cross for us.