Matthew 4:4-7, “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. Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.”
Luke 4:32, “And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.”
2 Thessalonians 2:8,“And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:”
Revelation 19:13, “And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.”
John 7:46, “The officers answered, Never man spake like this man.”
Hebrews 4:12, “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
Isaiah 55:7, “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.”
Jeremiah 1:2, “To whom the word of the LORD came in the days of Josiah the son of Amon king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign.”
Here we have it right in our hands. We might even build a church with it if we will believe and apply it.
It is not methods, but memorize. No wonder the devil gave us the NIV. What would you do? Read Psalm 119:1-11.
The song writer had it right, “Sing them over again to me wonderful words of life. Let me more of their beauty see, wonderful words of life..”
Let the Word of God be your pastor and your guide. How did God do all He did? BY HIS BOOK!
Certainly we can all point to things like abortion and killing new born babies as being a matter of choice, but it made me wonder, does God ever get mad? How can we anger God?
Think about the fact that we seem to be at war in the world of political issues at the moment and are seeing a lot of anger against toward our President and his plans.
We cannot begin to compare God’s anger with man’s carnal anger and madness. I do believe there are at least THREE CASES IN THIS TEXT where we can anger God.
I. WHEN WE DISRESPECT THE PURITY OF GOD, VERSE 29.
Jesus is without spot or blemish as He was two thousand years ago He still is today. Thank God He still Judges sin. Read Ezekiel 7:1-9.
Proverbs 23:29, “Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?”
The world teaches sin but don’t get caught, safe sex, drink but don’t drive, etc. Sin makes God angry!
TOMORROW POINT # 2 & 3.