Matthew 4: 1-4
Is the Word of God Essential?
"Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God."
In answering these questions, let us recall the words of the Lord Jesus Christ. "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God."
Every Christian will survive this hour of temptation through the Word of God. We do not know the day of our death, but we do know that the Word of God is able to feed our hungry soul.
Every lost soul dying of the Coronavirus needs more than a ventilator. He or she is desperate for eternal life. John 3:14-15 states, "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life."
Two areas that believers must be conscious of during this time--
In conclusion, the Lord is able to comfort our hearts through daily feasting on the Word of God. Yes, I believe the Word of God is essential.
My help cometh from the Lord,
which made heaven and earth.
We have Biblical examples of suffering with a purpose:
We must remember that mayors, governors, and presidents are making decisions concerning unprecedented events. If any think that churches are being unjustly judged, please remember these thoughts:
City, State and National budgets are being affected in astronomical ways due to all of the "Shelter in Place" requirements. These government officials are elected, and generally paid a salary (unless refusing such compensation). It would be unwise for them to place any undue burdens on those who pay their salaries and are responsible for voting them into office. Romans 13 teaches us to be subject unto the higher powers. II Corinthians 5 also teaches us that government officials must appear before the judgment seat of Christ. Unbelieving government officials will appear before the Great White Throne judgment.
What is our response?
In conclusion...may you find grace, peace and mercy during this Lord's day, March 29th, 2020.
by Pastor Tim Stevens
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