Jesus answered, “It is said: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’” Luke 4:12
The final part of the temptation sees the devil take Jesus to the highest part of the temple, some 450 feet up. There, he tells Jesus to jump, knowing that God would not allow harm to come to him. Jesus again goes to Scripture (Deuteronomy 6:13) and tells Satan there is no need to test God and his care. Jesus knows his Father loves him, and there is no need to prove it. God’s love and care for him is secure.
We also can rest in who God is and who he says we are. We do not have to listen to the many voices trying to define who we are and how we should live. When we place our faith and trust in Jesus, we are forever adopted into God’s family. This means that we can live in confident assurance that God will always be with us. Because he is, we can trust him and rely on the truth of his Word. This trust means we can give him every part of our life, knowing that he loves and cares for us. It’s a faith that can withstand every temptation.
IN YOUR CHAIR TIME TODAY
Focus on the lyrics of “Same God” as you join Ada Bible’s worship team in their worship of the Lord. “O God, my God, I need You. O God, my God, I need You now. How I need You now. O Rock, O Rock of ages. I’m standing on Your faithfulness.” Sing these to yourself as a reminder of who God is and what he has done.
2023 SPIRITUAL PRACTICES
Join us all of 2023 developing a different spiritual practice each month. SPIRITUAL PRACTICES are intentional regular activities to deepen our relationship with God and mold us to be more like Jesus.
July is SOLITUDE. Keep track of our spiritual practices at beyondtheweekend.org/spiritualpractices.
Download a printable PDF of the BTW week here.