Welcome to our 2017 Lenten Devotional, "It is Written...."
What will it look like for us to 'know' what God's Word says about every aspect of our existence and what will it look like for us to live faithfully to that word?
As Christians, we are blessed with an inexhaustible treasure house of God's Word, so it's to be expected that our 40-Day journey will barely skim the surface of His Word. Nevertheless, it is our prayer and hope that this exercise will only be the beginning for you and that you will be encouraged to study and prayerfully apply God's Word to your daily living.
May you daily live in Christ's victory!
Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted[a] by the devil.
After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.
The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’[b]”
Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:
“‘He will command his angels concerning you,
and they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’[c]”
Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’[d]”
Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”
Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’[e]”
Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him