Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Word Wednesday .::152

Word Wednesday is posted every Wednesday. Each week I post a scripture that I've read that week that has spoken to me in a fresh way. I believe that if we read God's Word every day, He will give us at least one scripture every week that will impact us. Sharing Scripture with each other is like iron sharpening iron. Leave a comment and share a scripture that has impacted you this week.

Here's the scripture that stuck this week:

Matthew 4:5-7 NIV

5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 6 “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.’”

7 Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’”


In all the times I've studied this passage, this is the first time I noticed that the devil uses scripture against Jesus as well. A couple things hit me. First, knowing and memorizing scripture isn't the end-all in our spiritual growth. We must be in tune with the Spirit as well. Secondly, this reminds me of those that use scripture for their own purposes, instead of God's. People twist scripture all the time.

What's your Word?

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