Bread Alone!


“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.

~Matthew 4:4, NKJV


Don’t allow Satan to plant seeds of doubt in your soul, but always stand firm on the truth of God’s word.

~Billy Graham {Wisdom For Each Day, p.316}


Jesus did not die for Himself; He died vicariously for you and I. When He goes against Satan one on one is Matthew four, it was for our benefit not His. He was teaching us a very important lesson. The only way you and I will live in victory over Satan the terriorist is to be firmly grounded in the word of God. I am not just talking about memorizing a few verses to quote when Satan tempts, but fully ingesting the word into your soul. Man must have bread {food} to survive on this earth but we need more. The WORD of God is the Bread of life. We need both Jesus, the living Word and the Bible, the written Word. Bread on the table or shelf gives us no nourishment: we must take it, break it and ingest it. To draw strength from its vitamins, minerals and nutrients, we have to take it into our digestive system. Otherwise, we will become weak and helpless. The same principle applies to the spiritual side; to be strong and healthy, we have to eat, we have to digest God’s word. Then and only then can we stand against the schemes of the devil.

You need some form of personal bible study. Learn to use BLUE LETTER BIBLE. It is free and it can speed your research. Type in any word and it will tell you how many times that word is used and how it could be translated. If you hit the cross reference button, it will take you to a dozen other references that are related to your study. So when you come across a word in your morning devotions that you do not understand, type it in to the search box on Blue Letter and go from there. You will be shocked at home much you can learn. One other thing would be helpful; get into a good interactive bible study group. Our lesson this week comes out of Hosea and I am writing down questions to ask my teacher. You do the same. It will encourage your teacher.


TGIF and I am still behind so let me wish you a good day and weekend. If you come to the Danville/Brewer game tonight, wear orange for Lincoln Kallas {a 15 year old student at Brewer} who has leukemia and is at St. Jude’s in Memphis. Lincoln and family attend Grace Point. Have a good day and thanks for reading the blog.

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