“But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Mat 4:4).

Jesus is our role model in dealing with Satan’s and life’s challenges. He relied on the Scriptures to respond to situations. To Him, the Bible wasn’t an outdated holy book. It was a reliable, living and sharp offensive and defensive weapon. He used His sword of the Spirit (Eph. 6:17). So must we! We too must depend upon the written Word to answer the devil’s deceptive suggestions. What tough situation are you facing today? Find out what the Bible says about it, then boldly answer and say, IT IS WRITTEN…You too will experience the joy of watching Satan lose! May the Holy Spirit remind you which written Word is relevant for each specific threat and challenge. That was Jesus’ winning strategy. That’s ours too.

Pastor Josh