Knowing and obeying God’s word is fundamental to all true success.

You can go all the way back to the Garden of Eden to find out that disobedience leads to failure, and knowing some of God’s Word leads to partial success. But Jesus shows us that true success comes from knowing God’s Word and being prepared to speak it.

After Jesus was baptized, He was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. Matthew 4:1-11 gives us some of the details in which Jesus fought off the devil with God’s Word. You may even get the same temptations, “the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life.” Jesus was tempted with food, the lust of the flesh. Then the pride of life when the devil said if you be the Son of God. Surely He is the Son of God and could have jumped off the pinnacle of the temple. But He knew that it would be prideful and God’s Word says do not tempt God. The third temptation was the lusts of the eyes, the devil showed Him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them. The price was definitely too high. The devil wanted Him to worship him instead of God. Jesus told him that you shall worship the Lord God and Him only shall you worship.

Jesus knew God’s Word and He was going to fulfill all things written therein, (Luke 24:44). Jesus fulfilled His mission (Philippians 2:5-10).

But I have greater witness than that of John, for the works which the Father has given Me that I should finish them, the works which I do themselves witness of Me, that the Father has sent Me. (John 5:36 MKJV)

I have glorified You upon the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. (John 17:4 MKJV)

Jesus obeying God’s Word has given the all those who believe eternal salvation, true success.

In Christ,

Greg

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