Celebrate Lent – Day 21

248375108_747a376a6f.jpgToday’s Scripture:     Matt 4:8-11

For the third test, the devil took Him [Jesus] to the peak of a huge mountain.  He gestured expansively, pointing out all the earth’s kingdoms, how glorious they all were.  Then he said, “they’re Yours – lock, stock and barrel.  Just go down on Your knees and worship me, and they’re Yours.”  Jesus’ refusal was curt: “Beat it, Satan!” He backed His rebuke with a third quotation from Deuteronomy: “Worship the Lord your God, and only Him.  Serve Him with absolute single-heartedness.” The test was over. The devil left.  (The Message)

Read Matthew Chapter 4

Pretty Packages

Satan made quite an offer – everything Jesus could want – but when you really think about, those things were never Satan’s to give.

He uses that same lie on us today.  Remember that there is nothing of any value that Satan can offer, regardless of its pretty packaging, because he is only the King of Lies.  You serve the King of Light!

Prayer Starter

Dear Father of Light –
Shine on me so that I can see Your truth
and shine through me that I might light the way for others.

– Sue Breland

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