4 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tested by the devil. 2 He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterward he was famished. 3 The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” 4 But he answered, “It is written,
‘One does not live by bread alone,
but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’
It might be called putting my faith where my mouth is. Even while watching my diet more closely, I still pause at least three times each day for a meal. The bread is now “Keto friendly”, and potatoes are more a delicacy than a staple, but you can check your watch on the attention I pay to my belly.
Enter the temptations of Jesus. When He was truly hungry, after 4 days of fasting, Satan tempted Jesus to focus first on His belly, by making stones into bread. His response? We live not by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.
How many times a day do I pause to read God’s word? Don’t ask.
God, as I truly believe that your Word can feed my soul, help me to hunger for the scriptures each and every day. Amen.