Before Jesus began His ministry here in this world, He spent time in the desert fasting and praying. During this time, Satan came to tempt Jesus with three weaknesses of mankind.
“For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.” 1 John 2:16 (NIV)
These are three tools the devil uses to manipulate all of us – the lust of the flesh – the lust of the eyes – the pride of life. Of course, Jesus could not be tempted by the devil, and the way he responded to Satan is a profound lesson we all need to consider.
Jesus stood His ground against Satan by depending on the Word of God. We need to follow that precise plan of action as we encounter the devil in our own lives. Submission to the Word of God is how we stay connected to the will of God. Once Satan realized he had no useful avenue of attack against Jesus, he walked away.
“Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.” Matthew 4:11 (NIV)
Jesus demonstrated for us the best way to keep the devil at bay is to stand firmly on the Word of God. If we consider carefully what God wants from us, it is unlikely the devil will have any room to squeeze his way into our life. Stay in the Word and the Word will stay in you, protecting you from the schemes of the devil.
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