Scripture: Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’” Matthew 4:10 NIV
Observation: Jesus rebukes Satan when he tries to tempt him.
Application: If only we could remember this instruction and always put it into practice, “worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.” Matthew 4:10b NIV Unfortunately, many times, we focus our attention on worldly possessions, on our looks, on our spouses, and that takes the focus off of the Lord. Our obsessions become our idols and we end up worshipping them instead of God. Jesus is clear, we must “resist the Devil” and worship God, and God alone.
Prayer: Father, if I fail you in any area of worship, show me. I want to worship you and nothing or no one else. Help me to remember that Satan wants to interfere with our relationship and that I must flee from his influences. Thank you. I ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.