The Power of God's Word - Thursday's Powerful Dose - March 5th 2012

Thursday's Powerful Dose - March 5th 2012 

The Power of God's Word        

King David wrote, "I have hidden your word in my heart that 
I might not sin against you."  - Psalm 119:11 (NIV).

When Satan tempted Jesus in the wilderness, he targeted 
his appeal to where Jesus was, at that time, most 
vulnerable. Jesus had fasted for forty days and
would have been very weak and hungry so Satan tempted 
him to turn stones into bread—a seemingly harmless 
thing for Jesus to do.

However, Jesus was aware of what Satan was up to so he 
rebuffed him by quoting God's Word, "It is written: 
'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word
that comes from the mouth of God.'" - Matthew 4:4 (NIV).

Satan also tempts us in seemingly harmless ways—
especially where we are vulnerable. But once we take the 
bait, he will lead us deeper down sin's path.

Because Satan will often tempt us at a point of legitimate 
need, we need to make certain we get this need met in 
healthy ways so we won't be susceptible to his tempting 
us to get them met in sinful, self-destructive ways!

When Satan does tempt us, an important way to rebuff him 
is to know God's Word, memorize and meditate on it as 
David did, and quote it to him as Jesus did.

Dwight L. Moody, the renowned evangelist, knew the 
power of God's Word too. He had written in the fly leaf of 
his Bible, "This book will keep me from sin or
sin will keep me from this book."

It pays to know God's Word and hide it in our heart.

Prayer: "Our Merciful Loving Father in Heaven, please 
give me a greater love for your Word with the desire to 
hide it (memorize) it in my heart—and be quick to quote 
it when I am tempted. Thank you for hearing and answering 
my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Thursday and God Bless you.
Courtesy : Daily Dose Devotionals Team