“It is written, ‘One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Matthew 4:4

 

 

This verse is the response by Jesus to Satan, who has just tempted Jesus by asking him to turn stones into bread.  Jesus resists the temptation by quoting what would be a well known verse from Deuteronomy.  The lesson humbles.  If so tempted by Satan, would I have the strength of character not to jump up and turn the stones to bread?  I would want to prove myself and exclaim “Aha! I showed you!”

 

Dear God, may we be reminded this day to remain humble, without the need to prove our worth to the world.  It is enough to know that we are made in your image. Amen.

 

                                                                                                                         Lillian Leeds

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