Lord God, our strength, the battle of good and evil rages within and around us, and our ancient foe tempts us with his deceits and empty promises. Keep us steadfast in your Word and, when we fall, raise us again and restore us through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Yes to GRACE…
I love seeing God in everything… it is truly AWESOME!!! I cannot wait to run in those woods tomorrow… EARLY… I have got to study for my licensing exam after I work out at the GYM… EVER HEAR THE FOO FIGHTER’s SONG “WALK”? lol… I am not walking in those woods… I AM RUNNING.
(I learned that Martin Luther translated the Bible into German)
MY PHONE WILL HAVE A DAMN SIGNAL… smh… Technology…
Enough of my craziness… I want to share with you the Holy Gospel written in Matthew… IT READS…
Satan Tempts Jesus
4 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. 3 Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”
4 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.’”
5 Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, 6 and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written:
‘He shall give His angels charge over you,’
‘In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.’”
7 Jesus said to him, “It is written again, ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’”
8 Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.”
10 Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’”
11 Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him.
… Jesus ROCKED!!!
We are reminded time and time again throughout scripture that the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ has the power to satisfy any human need… For example, The Apostle Paul writes in Romans Chapter 7 that Adam’s (Adam + Eve) giving into temptation led to man’s condemnation; while Jesus Christ’s rejection of temptation led to us having GRACE.
Paul writes again in 2 Corinthians 12:9 that this GRACE is sufficient…
2 Corinthians 12:9
9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Yes to GRACE!!!
I HAVE BEEN STUDYING ALL DAY… WHY IS THE INTERNET DOWN???
MAY I ALSO SHARE WITH YOU WHAT I WAS READING THIS MORNING???
(PUSH FOR STORY OF ADAM & EVE)
Today was cool… I went running after I read these scriptures…