Jesus Answered

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - 365 Days Of Guidance - Day 21 - Matthew 4:1-4- Jesus Answered - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – 365 Days Of Guidance – Day 21 – Matthew 4:1-4- Jesus Answered – Growing As Disciples

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'” Matthew 4:1-4 (NIV)

Live On

How will you live on my word? How will you allow my word to feed you? How will you allow my word to sustain you? How will you allow my word to strengthen you so you can stand against evil and resist temptation? Those are good questions. Every day, I would like to meet with you in your word. I will enthusiastically welcome your word into my heart and mind and life. I will listen attentively to everything you have to say to me. I will allow your word to dwell in me richly. How so? I will read your word. I will study your word. I will meditate on and memorize your word. I will pray your word. I will proclaim your word. Most importantly, I will put your word into practice. I will do what your word tells me to do. In every way I will take hold of your word just as it will take hold of me. Your word will be my firm foundation. Your word will be my fortress of strength. I know that your Holy Spirit will use your word to fight in, with, and for me, in all the battles I will face in life. That’s true. That’s right. You have answered my questions well.

How has my word been working in your life? How is my word been changing your heart as you live on it? Your word has been changing my heart. The more I meet with you in your word, the hungrier I am for all that you have for me. I want to live the life you have called me to live. I want to go and do all that you ask of me. I want to accomplish your purposes and fulfill your plans. I want to know and do your will. I want your favor to rest on me. I want your power to work in and through me so I will be able to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. That is very good.

How has my word been transforming your mind as you put it into practice? Your word has been transforming the thoughts of my mind, words of my mouth, and deeds of my life. I am thinking your thoughts, speaking your words, and doing your deeds. Your word has been pushing my old worldly thoughts out of my heart, and mind. and life as I have meditated on and memorized your word. You have been giving your thoughts to think. Yes, I have. Will you keep on living on my word? Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good.

Key Question…  How has God’s word in your heart and mind and on your lips helped you to resist temptation?

Living It Out…  Hide God’s word in your heart so that the Holy Spirit will be able to use it to help you to resist temptation.

Seeing It Happen…  Have faith that the Holy Spirit will use God’s word to help you to resist temptation when it comes to attack you.

Get Ready To Share…  Share with another person or your small group how God’s word in your heart has helped you to resist temptation.

Prayer To Bless Others…  May you live on every word that comes from the mouth of God.

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Every Word That Comes From The Mouth Of God

The Word Centered Life - Day 6 - Matthew 4:1-4 - Every Word That Comes From The Mouth Of God - Growing As Disciples

The Word Centered Life – Day 6 – Matthew 4:1-4 – Every Word That Comes From The Mouth Of God – Growing As Disciples

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil.  After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.  The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”  Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'” Matthew 4:1-4 (NIV)

Live On

Now those are good words for you to consider. What words are good for me to consider? “Live on” are words that you would do well to think deeply about. How so? It is not apparent to you? The obvious importance of these two words does not jump out at you and capture your attention? No, not really, I must be a little dense at the moment. I will ask you a few questions to stimulate your thinking. That would be good. What is feeding your life? Where are you drawing your sustenance? Let me be clear, I am not talking about what feeds your body. I am not talking about what enters your stomach. I am talking about what feeds your heart and mind and life. I am talking about what nourishes your soul. Now does the importance of those two words, “live on” have more meaning and importance and significance to you? Can I ask you, “What are you living on?” Now I understand. Now I get it. Now I know what you want me to consider. That’s good.

I will tell you what will not feed me. I will tell you what will not sustain and strengthen me. I will tell you what will not revive and fresh and restore me. I will tell you what will not guard and guide me through life. I will tell you what I cannot possibly live on. I will tell you what will never feed my soul. What’s that? I can hardly wait to hear what you have to say. Anything the world offers me will do none of these things for me. I will never be able to live on wealth and power and prestige. I will never be able to live on the thoughts and opinions and values of this world. I will never be able to live on the applause or acclaim or recognition of the world. Thinking otherwise is hopelessly foolish. Where have you gained such knowledge? How have you become so wise? By making so many dumb mistakes, I have learned a thing or two. But make no mistake about it, I have learned nothing by myself. You have been my teacher. That is true.

So now, I will come back to those two words you want me to consider. I will “live on” your word. It is your word sustains and strengthens me. It is your word that revives and refreshes and restores me. It is your word that guards and guides me through life. It is your word that is feeding my soul. Daily, I will come to feed on your word. I will “live on” your word. That will be very good.

Lord, I do not live on bread alone. Your word feeds me so I will be sustained and strengthened. Your word clothes me with power so I can resist temptation and fight against evil. Your word shelters me when evil attacks me like a storm. I will rely on your word. Amen

Key Question…  How are you feeding on God’s word so you can be sustained and strengthened?

Living It Out…  Feed on God’s word so you will be sustained and strengthened in your fight against temptation and evil.

Seeing It Happen…  Have faith that feeding on God’s word will guard, guide, strengthen, and sustain you throughout your life.

Get Ready To Share…  Share with another person or your small group how you are feeding on a regular daily diet of God’s word.

Prayer To Bless Others…  May you be sustained and strengthened as your feed daily on God’s word.

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You Are

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - If - Matthew 4:1-4 - You Are - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – If – Matthew 4:1-4 – You Are – Growing As Disciples

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'” Matthew 4:1-4 (NIV) 

On A Diet

What is your diet? What will feed and sustain you? What will feed your hunger and satisfy your thirst? There are a confusing number of different diet choices. It’s really hard to know what is a healthy or unhealthy diet. One day one diet is deemed as being a healthy choice. The next day or month or year that same diet is deemed to be very unhealthy. I have tried so many different diets. I’ve wanted to loose weight. I’ve wanted to gain muscle. I’ve wanted to lose fat. I’ve wanted to gain energy. I have no idea what diet will really sustain me. I’m not sure what diet will really feed my hunger and satisfy my thirst. There is one diet that is not usually being talked about. What diet is that?

How are you dieting on my word? I have never thought that the word “diet” and your word as something that goes together. When I think of dieting I’m usually thinking of eating less. When I think of dieting I’m usually thinking of something that I would put into my mouth. You can feed on my word. Yes, I know. You can feast on my word. You can never become too full of my word. There is nothing in my word that will ever be unhealthy for you. My word will feed and sustain you.

What will happen to you if you eat an unhealthy diet? If I eat an unhealthy diet I will get sick and become unhealthy. That is for sure. What will happen to you if you feast on a healthy diet of my word? Your word will feed my hunger. Your word will satisfy my thirst. Your word will mold and shape my life. Your word will guide and direct my path. Your word will change my heart. Your word will transform my mind. Your word will strengthen me and make me able to stand against evil that is in the world. Yes, it will. Your word will feed righteous and starve sinful desires within me. That’s right. Will you feast on a healthy diet of my word? Yes Lord, I will feast on a healthy diet of your word. That will be very good.

Lord, I will live on every word that comes from you. I will make it my daily practice to feast on your word. Thank you that you are changing my heart and transforming my mind by your word. Your word is making me able to stand against evil as I follow you. Amen

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