Word’s of Christ from Luke
Passage #2 Lesson 2
1 Be careful to follow every command I am giving you today, so that you may live and increase and may enter and possess the land that the LORD promised on oath to your forefathers. 2 Remember how the LORD your God led you all the way in the desert these forty years to humble you and to test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands. 3 He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your fathers had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.
In the first lesson on Christ’s words from Luke 4:4. I made the statement that Deuteronomy 8:3 had a broader, more powerful message than the paraphrase Christ used in his response to Satan’s temptation to turn the stones to bread.
I have included verses 1-3 of this passage in Deuteronomy to demonstrate how closely the temptation of Christ mimicked the temptation and suffering of God’s people Israel in the Desert.
Unlike these whining Israelites Christ though hungry and thirsty was not spiritually weak as they were. Instead he went directly to God’s powerful word’s to rebuke his tempter. Christ was willing to forgo his mortal hunger and drew on God’s word for strength to overcome his tempter.
We also are being tested and need to learn to take every word from God and his holy scripture to heart.
The Holy Spirit inspired Christ’s beloved disciple John, to write one of the most powerful messages of who Christ is and what Christ came to accomplish.
John simply states that “These (words, scriptures) are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the son of God, and that by believing you might have life in his name.
Fourteen volumes could be written on the first fourteen verses of John and would scarcely touch on the magnitude of the doctrine, theology, importance and truth they contain.
These powerful verses are included below I challenge you to read, meditate, search, and research these verses until you are convinced that their meaning is clear to you. God and his Holy Spirit be present with you as you accept this challenge.
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. 6 There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. 9 The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God– 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. 14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
He came for You and your family and my family and even me. May his name be praised!!!!
JOHN SAYS CHRIST DID IT. THAT’S GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME