Thursday, July 29, 2010
Where He Leads, He Feeds and Where He Guides, He Provides.
Mat 4:1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
The above "platitudes" are much more than that. They are a reality for the Christian. You can always trust the Lord to bring you through what He brings you to.
It was the Spirit of the Lord that led Jesus into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
We pray, rightfully so, to be led not into temptation, but to be delivered from evil. But there are times when we have to face adversity so that we can learn complete dependence on the Lord.
The leading of Jesus into the wilderness included much discomfort and deprivation. It was a desolate place. He had no food, no fellowship and much evil.
But God had reasons for Jesus' discomfort. His victorious stand against temptation and evil is an example and encouragement to us today. We know we have a high priest who was tempted in every area, like we are, yet He did not sin. Therefore He is able to help us as we face such temptation.
Look to the Savior for example and for the power to resist evil. If He brings you to it, He can bring you through it.