Lately, I have often heard the words ‘it is written’.  An enormous amount of words have been written about every subject imaginable.  But, there are certain written words to which we should all pay attention.  No one is exempt. What are these words?  They are found in the Bible.  The Bible contains the written word of God.  When Jesus was tempted, with each temptation he answered Satan with, ‘it is written’ and would then quote what was written in the Scriptures.

This is how we are to respond to temptations when they come our way and it is certain, that we will be tempted.  Our enemy is crafty and will rely on your response to originate out of your ‘flesh’, not the word of God.  How can we respond properly to temptation when we are ignorant about what God’s word says?  2 Timothy 2:15 says “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that need not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”  We cannot ‘rightly divide’ if we don’t know what the word of truth is.

Be encouraged!  Read the Scriptures!  Learn what is written!  Defeat the enemy!

Be blessed, Jane Owens

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