Hey guys! I am excited to share this week’s Scripture, because it’s is a passage in the Bible that I am always turning to for encouragement. The last week has been a little difficult for me, and maybe it has for some of you as well in regards to spiritual attacks. If that is the case, then I hope this encourages you, too!
Then the devil took him up to a very high mountain and he showed him all the kingdoms of the world in their magnificence and he said to him, “All these I shall give to you if you will prostrate yourself and worship me.” At this, Jesus said to him, “Get away Satan! It is written: The Lord, your God, shall you worship and him alone shall you serve.” Then the devil left him, and behold angels came and ministered to him. – Matthew 4:8-11
I highlighted this verse, but really I want to talk about the entire passage. In our lives we will face temptations and spiritual attacks from the devil. We are shown that Jesus was not an exception. The devil even had the guts to tempt the Son of God! Not once, but three times in a row! In this passage, Jesus shows us exactly how we are to fend off attacks from the devil. We are to use the Sword of Truth, the Word of God, to fight off his attacks. The devil might not flee the first time, or the second time. But if we are perseverant, and use the Armor of God, he will flee from us.
I hope this encourages you to fight off the attacks of the devil! He is persistent, but God is on our side! There is a spiritual battle going on for each of our lives that we can’t see, but God is fighting for us and He will not leave us to fend for ourselves!
God bless y’all, and have a wonderful week!