THURSDAY 20TH FEBRUARY, 2020
THEME: THE POWER OF THE WORD OF GOD
PASSAGE: MATTHEW 4:1-11
HYMN: MHB 308- LORD, Thy Word abideth
MEMORY VERSE: Hebrews 4:12 “For the Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
From the very beginning, God made manifest the power in His Word and brought everything into existence through it. God spoke the Word “Let there be light” and there was light! The scripture has, in diverse ways, vividly accounted how through His words, the oppressed and captives were set free, the sick were healed, the dead risen and storm was calmed.
The scripture notes in Luke 4:4 that the devil, knowing the potency of God’s Word, came deceptively to Christ, after He had become hungry. But Christ, being the Word of God Himself and understanding the antics of the devil (Satan) made it clear that food is not ultimately the only criteria to subdue man’s hunger, but that man could be sustained by the Word of God. Nothing is capable enough to sustain man than God’s Word. John 1:1-5 describes Jesus as “The Word” and in Him “was life” and the life “was the light of man.”
Obviously, we could see from this account of Jesus’ temptation that He was tempted with three things: The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life; which are also the contemporary issues believers are confronted with daily today. But, through the power of the Word, Jesus was sustained, guided, guarded, overcame and triumphed over the devil.
Truly, nothing can best sustain, guide and guard you, nor has enough potentiality to resist the devil (Principalities and Powers), than the Word of God. Therefore, submit yourself to Him. Meditate daily on God’s Word. God’s Word is very active and has the power to change situations in your life today.
PRAYER: Lord, let me experience the potency of Your Word, meditating on it daily that I may attain lofty heights in life and gain eternity through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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