December 20, 2017
What Does God Want to Say to You
And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers.
─ 1 Thessalonians 2:13
The Bible holds God’s answers for your life. As you study and learn what God has to say, you come to know His character and nature. His wisdom becomes your own, and you discover answers to the important questions of life.
Think you can get through life without the Word of God? Even Jesus, who was perfect in every way, relied on Scripture.
When the devil tempted Him, He didn’t call on angels or use His own power. He went to the Word. Matthew 4 contains the story of how the Spirit led Jesus into the wilderness. After forty days of fasting there, Jesus was hungry, and the devil came to tempt him, saying, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread” (Matt. 4:3). Jesus responded by quoting from Scripture. “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God” (v. 4). He spoke God’s words as it pertained to His circumstance and overcame the temptation the devil presented.
We can all do the same. When we know what God says about life, we can apply it to any temptation or trial. Through time in His Word, we will find deeper personal relationships with our Creator and recognize what God has to say in every situation.
Today’s One Thing
Use a concordance or online Bible search to look up a temptation or struggle that you’ve been dealing with. See what answers He has for just what you’re dealing with.