It Is Written, But What Does It Really Mean?

Finally, the devil took Jesus to Jerusalem and had him stand on top of the temple. The devil said, “If you are God’s Son, jump off. The Scriptures say: ‘God will tell his angels to take care of you.
They will catch you in their arms, and you will not hurt your feet on the stones.’”

(Luke 4:9-11 CEV)

When Satan realized that Jesus was quoting the Scriptures, Satan also used–rather misused–the Scriptures, hoping to trap Jesus as today’s passage shows. However, Jesus, who knew the Father’s Word well, didn’t give in for a second and answered back with another “It is written” passage. It amazes me how many people follow in the devil’s footsteps by misusing the Bible to justify their actions. Just because someone is quoting the Bible–and many people are these days–it doesn’t mean that they’re necessarily right. Study the Bible and understand its context. Don’t settle for someone’s interpretation–or misinterpretation–of it.

To avoid deception, study the Bible.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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