This weekend I was teaching the middle schoolers about the importance of learning and being prepared. One of the things I shared with them was this verse from Matthew
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’[b]” Matthew 4:4
I think this is so impressive because the Christ was able to refute the temptation of the Satan by preparing his mind with an understanding of the truths of scripture. He was ready with an answer and knew where he stood on this very tempting issue, even before the temptation arose.
There’s a lot to be learned there about preparing the mind and the heart and having the correct focus.
Today think about the things we are tempted by. Would it be of benefit to study and think about the whole issue and begin to really solidify your thinking before the next temptation rolls around?