40 days of Service Blog
March 8, 2017, 7:42 AM

40 Days of Service Day 7

Morning Prayer: Lord, how can I serve you today?

Scripture: Matthew 4:1-11

The Bible tells us that “Jesus was tempted in every way just as we are…” Matthew chapter 4 is the account of that temptation. Jesus was tempted after fasting for forty days and forty nights. Jesus is hungry, and the Devil approaches him and tells him to eat. I think that we would all fail that temptation, especially if the food is available to us. But what about being tempted to eat something you like, even when you are not hungry? Do you have the will power to say no to that extra scoop of ice-cream?

The words of Jesus are, “Man does not live by bread alone…” We need to eat to live, but bread is not the only thing you need. Food will just nourish your body, but only the Word of God will nourish your soul. I want to challenge you these forty days to feast on the Word of God. Read God’s Word every chance you get. It just might give you the answer you need when the Devil comes to tempt you.