“Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, ‘If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.’ But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’” Matthew 4:3-4, NKJV
Jesus didn’t debate. He didn’t argue about the issue. He didn’t allow the devil to lead him into despair. In response to the devil’s temptations and schemes, in response to what the devil said about who He was and what God can do, He just simply said, “It is written”.
When it comes to everything in your life, declare it is written! Don’t fight with your own words, fight with God’s. Let God’s Word stand alone and win for you. Let it stand alone and show you how powerful it is. It is sharper than any two-edged sword. It drives away your enemies. It is able to shut the mouth of condemnation when it speaks. It doesn’t buckle in the storm. It doesn’t waver and always comes through to bless you. It will tell you hold on. It is able to establish peace in your heart and mind. God’s Word still has the same power now from the time that He spoke it. God doesn’t change and His Word doesn’t either. It is written.
Whether five minutes or longer, start somewhere, and make the greatest commitment in your life to consistently spend time putting into your heart the Word of God every day. Jesus couldn’t win without knowing what was written–nor can you.
Prayer: Father, I truly thank You for Your Word. You left us what is written so I can know You and build my faith. You left it so that I can use it to win my fight. Develop in me the habit, like Jesus, of saying what is written. Make it like a reflex in me! I commit to starting somewhere and putting Your Word daily in my heart and change my life. Thank You Lord! I am victorious with Your Word. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Read: Matthew 4:5-11, Romans 10:17, Hebrews 4:12