“O God, thou art my God, earnestly will I seek thee.” (Psalm 63:1, ASV)
How easily we can spot another’s temptation and warn him against its power!
How much more difficult it is for us to acknowledge that temptation is a regular visit from the one intent upon our destruction, the devil himself. Jesus, intent upon bringing honor to his Father, was ever prepared for the tempter’s visits. He knew they would come. His response tells us what our response must be!
Jesus’ heart was singular! He made it clear that the Word of God provided for his physical needs. He totally trusted God to supply, refusing to perform self-serving miraculous deeds. Jesus’ mind was intent on doing his Father’s will.
Upon whom are you dependent-yourself or your heavenly Father? Are we so busily engaged in doing our Father’s business ...