Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River, God was well pleased with Him and lead Him by the spirit into the desert for 40 days where he ate nothing and was tempted by Satan. When Satan tempted Him to turn stones into bread Jesus made reference to Deuteronomy 8:3 that man should not live by bread alone. Later after Jesus spoke to the Samaritan woman at the well, the disciples uged Him to eat. He told them "I have food to eat that you know nothing about."
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. (Luke 4:8)
Should this not lead us to a life of worship and obedience. We can do nothing of ourselves. Everything is from God. We can not "make" our food without Him; it is He who made everything and He made all that we have. Should we not fear and tremble because our life is in His hands? Should we not worship and obey Him because He is All Powerful and Worthy of our praise? Are we such fools as to think we don't need God?
God may I live in such a way, humbled and living on every word that comes from You.