Hunger & Thirst

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Ask the Spirit to guide you as you read God’s word for today. Remember to read the entire passage.

Matthew 4:4

 Jesus answered, “’It is written,
“‘Man shall not live by bread alone, 
but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

Matthew 4:4

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  • We hunger for food, we crave food (we love bread – hee hee)… but here Jesus tells us that in the same way we think about/enjoy/ crave/ need food we should also desire what?
  • We need food to survive… why do you think that we need God’s word in the same way?
  • In this passage Jesus is being tempted by satan, Jesus’ response is God’s own word (see Deuteronomy 8:3). We are told in Ephesians 6:17 that as believers we wield the sword of the Spirit which is the very word of God. It is the only “weapon” of all the armor we are told to put on (Ephesians 6:10-20). Why do you think this is an effective tool against the acts of the devil (2 Timothy 3:10-17)?
  • Here Jesus is reminding us that we NEED God’s word – for our growth and protection. It is not an if I feel like it, or maybe if I have time. No, it’s an I have to. It’s a necessity… like food or water. How are you going to make God’s word a priority in your life today?

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This is my prayer for you today. From Psalm 63:1 … May you earnestly seek the Lord, may your soul thirst for Him, your flesh faint for him, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.

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