Scripture is for YOU

Mike Lawyer points out today that Jesus when tempted by Satan quoted Scripture for Himself, not at Satan. He wasn't engaged in a worldview/apologetics debate with Lucifer. We need to use Scripture to convince ourselves that obedience is more to be sought than the sin that tempts us in the moment. This is a different use of Scripture than apologetics, where we seek to convince others of the truth of God.

Heaven forbid we ever think we have arrived at the point where we don't need Scripture and the Spirit to stay out of sin. We are tempted daily to believe that our selfish desires are more important and valuable than God's will.

Even Jesus used Scripture to remind Himself to remain a humble and obedient servant.
We should, too.

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