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.