“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 and drives away your enemies. His word is able to shut the mouth of condemnation when it speaks. It doesn’t buckle in the storm. It always will comes through and bless you. It will tell you to hold on, and establish rest in your soul.
Make responding with the word become like a mighty reflex in you to any given situation. Jesus couldn’t win without knowing and declaring 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 use it to win my fight of
Faith. 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.
Study: Matthew 4:5-11, Romans 10:17, Hebrews 4:12