S.O.A.P. Matthew 4:8

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– The devil says to Jesus… “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down. For it is written: ‘He will command His angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’”


O – Even the devil known scripture and can try to use it against us to distract or deter us. As we see in Matthew 4, Jesus was able to resist the devil’s temptations because He knew the Word. He had an answer from scripture to each of the enemy’s attempts to use scripture against Him.


A – This is so powerful because it shows the importance of having scriptural wisdom. The enemy comes against us in many forms. He will even use God’s Word against us. If we do not know scripture an have the power of the Holy Spirit within us, we may not be sure if it is God or the enemy speaking to us. I can be sure to resist the temptations of the enemy, especially when he uses the Word against me, if I choose to abide in Jesus! I will do this by spending time daily in His Word, in prayer, and in meditation (S.O.A.P.)