Daily Scripture & Questions
Matthew 4; Luke 4-5; John 1:17-51 What can we learn about facing temptation from Jesus’ experience in the wilderness? Why did the people from Jesus’ home synagogue get so upset? Give examples from the readings of how Jesus wants us to look beyond the healing miracles to who he really is. Have you followed Jesus like those described – willing to leave everything?
Family Devotions-Scripture & Questions
Read Matthew 4:1-11. What were the three different kinds of temptations that the devil threw at Jesus? How did Jesus respond to them? How can we, his helpers, know how to prepare to face temptations ourselves?
Biblical Prayer Focus
Psalm 56:3-4 “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?”
Ask for the Spirit’s help to not be afraid of others. Don’t even be afraid if they are endangering you physically. Let the Lord remind you that even if they killed you, you would go to glory to be with the Lord (assuming you are a follower of Jesus). Seek the Lord for the ability to have greater faith – trust that will submit to His commands and directives.