Just found this post I made 4 years ago… Still relevant today… even moreso!
In Matt 4:1-11, Jesus responds to the tempter, “It is written…” (Matt. 4:4, 4:7, 4:10). To every temptation, His response was from the Scripture. If Jesus who was wholly man, yet wholly God was able to respond to temptation through the word of God, He who is our perfect example, how much more should I endeavor to learn the Scripture, so that I will have a reference for the evil days to come. I want to be like Jesus.
In this account however, it is also important to note that Satan also responded with “It is written”. He certainly knew the Scriptures, and knew them well enough to twist them at will to meet His own purposes. Jesus however, even in His weakened state, was not to be deceived. He knew and understood the Scriptures in their context, and was able to rebut the Devil, even in his use…
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