Re:Verse passage – Luke 4:1-13 (day seven)

Jesus loves Deuteronomy.  Every time the devil threw a fast ball at Jesus he hit it out of the park with Deuteronomy.
Temptation 1:  Deuteronomy 8:3
Temptation 2:  Deuteronomy 6:13
Temptation 3:  Deuteronomy 6:16

“It is written…” is a perfect way to respond.  It is written that the devil will lose, Revelation 20:10: “And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.”

Jesus loves Deuteronomy, and you should love Deuteronomy.  You should memorize it and treasure it in your heart.  For one, it gives you a chance against temptation, and two, it prepares you for the devil’s curveball.  You noticed in Jesus’s third temptation (Luke 4:10-11) the devil himself uses Scripture to back Jesus off the plate.  Satan knows, abuses, and manipulates Scripture with the best of them.  Be ready!  Just because someone is throwing a Scripture reference at you does not mean they know God.  The only way you overcome the devil’s chin music is to treasure Scripture in your heart by doing something like memorizing Deuteronomy for the opportune time.

Author: Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson is Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

2 thoughts on “Deuteronomy”

  1. I had the chance to review the outline of the book Deuteronomy. I look forward to read the content!

    Good reminder with respect to the need for obedience to God and covenant, and the consequences of unfaithfulness and disobedience.

    The devil will create the confusion so weak believers or unbelievers will distrust God’s Word. I am sure Satan will abuse and manipulate Scriptures for his gain! In real life, there are evil people who would abuse and manipulate the law. We will find manipulation in all walks of life.

    In general, in my view, obedience of any laws will provide peace and disobedience will bring chaos and undesirable outcomes to our lives. For Christians, obedience to the commands of God shall help us find long-lasting peace, joy and happiness. Spiritual people live a spiritual life on Christ, the Word of God, the words of Jesus, faith, and on the Gospel and the truths of it.

    Manipulators, like Satan will look into each scripture to see where they can mislead and create confusion! Be aware of their game plan! Manipulators will look into each law to see where they can “break” it for their own gain and benefits.

    Obedience and disobedience, rewards and penalty are a reality. I am sure we all see a connection! Obedience and rewards go hand-in-hand; disobedience and penalty go hand-in-hand! The choice for us is so obvious! I look forward to reading the book of Deuteronomy!

    Happy New Year Eve!

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