Today's Scripture Matthew 4:4

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.'"

After Jesus’ baptism, the Holy Spirit led Him into the wilderness where He fasted for 40 days. At the end of that time, Satan appeared to tempt Him.

Satan waited for the fortieth day when Jesus was hungry and exhausted. Our greatest temptations come when we are emotionally, physically, and spiritually spent.  

Satan tempted Him first by opening the door of doubt: “If you are the Son of God….” Sound familiar? “If you are really saved….” “If God really loves you….”

Secondly, Satan tempted Jesus by demanding: “Turn these stones into bread.” He pushes us to accomplish things in our own strength.

Jesus did not argue with him. He did not point out His ability to destroy Satan and his works. He simply declared, “It is written.” He did something that we can do – even when we are at our weakest.

We run to the source that declares us triumphant. Whether we are in a battle for our life, our business, or our family…it is written.

When we speak the promises of God, they become the Living Word to bring us victory over the evil one’s intention to defeat and destroy. God has placed him under our feet. It is written.