Day 11- The Word
Author: Joel Reed
Jesus answered, 'It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’
After fasting in the desert for 40 days and nights, Jesus was approached by the tempter (the Devil). He responds to 3 temptations by quoting the book of Deuteronomy. In this case, he quotes Deuteronomy 8:3 which states that God allowed Israel to hunger so that he could feed them with manna and in doing so, teach them to trust Him as their physical and spiritual provider. So, this verse applies to Jesus’ circumstance and is the perfect reply to the Devil’s temptation.
For you and I, this passage is evidence that the Word of God is a more important source of sustenance than food. The nourishment that we receive from it feeds our spiritual needs and has eternal benefits.
So, if you find yourself feeling dry and thirsty, unsatisfied with the temporal things of this world, and hungry for the eternal things of God, then you are right where you are supposed to be. The Lord has placed you here to teach you to lean on Him. And, if you’re like me, He has to bring you back to this point often.
PRAY: Father would you help us to be like newborn babies, that crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it we may grow up in our salvation (1 Peter 2:2). I pray that you would give us a new understanding and new revelation of the power, importance and significance of Your Word, in Jesus name, amen.