no one in his right mind

marmsky devotions pics December 2016 (31)

Luke 4:9-13

Luk 4:9 Then the devil brought him to Jerusalem, had him stand on the highest point of the temple, and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here,
Luk 4:10 because the scriptures say ‘He will command his angels about you, to protect you.’
Luk 4:11 and ‘they will hold you up with their hands, so that you will not smash your foot against a stone.'”
Luk 4:12 And Jesus responded, “It is also said ‘You must not test the Lord your God.”
Luk 4:13 So after finishing all the tempting, the devil left him until the next time.

no one in his right mind

No one in his right mind would think “God wants me to prove my faith by throwing myself off this high building.” But Satan said what he said with a straight face, and he has the power to convince people to do incredibly stupid things in God’s name. He still does. But Jesus had protected himself from Satan’s power of deception. How did he do that? He dared to learn the whole word of God, and orchestrated his life by the whole word. That’s what we need to do.

LORD, teach us your whole, balanced, sufficient, infallible word.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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