DCLM Daily Manna Devotional 3rd March 2021 – How To Overcome The Devil
You are reading Today’s DCLM Daily Manna Devotional for Wednesday 3rd March 2021; written by Pastor W.F Kumuyi. May you be blessed as you read on.
TOPIC: HOW TO OVERCOME THE DEVIL
TEXT: MATTHEW 4:1-11
Key Verse: “Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil” (Matthew 4:1).
OUTLINE: DCLM DAILY MANNA DEVOTIONAL 3RD MARCH 2021
It was Martin Luther who said that “My temptations have been my Masters in Divinity”. For this militant saint, every temptation was an opportunity to do good and to show forth the glory of God who had called him to honour, glory and grace. Satan-inspired temptations are clear signs that he hates us and not a sign that God has abandoned us or that we have become weak or worldly. Our passage for meditation reveals that Jesus was led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
Here we see divine permission for the Son of God to be tried and tested by the devil. The Apostle Paul reminds us that no temptation comes to us that God does not know of. “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it” (1 Corinthians 10:13).
Going through trials and temptations is an integral part of the Christian experience. Nobody is immune to temptations. Rather, we are assured of help to go through it by the power of God who controls all forces of life. Satan’s onslaught during temptation is to make us falter and fall but the knowledge of who God is and obedience to His word provide us the inner strength to overcome the devil.
Jesus had resounding victories over him by the effective use of the Sword of the Spirit which is the word of God (Ephesians 6:17). We must do the same. Victory is sure for all who follow the Lord’s example.
Thought For Today: Temptation lose its power when Jesus is with us.
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