Tuesday, October 29, 2013

This One Truth Still Remains...

 

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted[a] by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’[b]
Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “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.’[c]
Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’[d]
Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”
10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’[e]
- Matthew 4:1-10, NIV

Hallelujah, hallelujah, for the King of kings dwells among us! For He alone reigns, and His love is everlasting; He alone will wash away our sorrows and pain. And even though we have relentlessly cried, "L-rd save us! Spare us O' Mighty King!" His Majesty and Mercy continues to astound... In Righteousness, He has been more than willing... to stretch out His hand of compassion, His mighty arm of Justice. And with His outstretched hand and reaching arm, He touches the shoulder of the burdens of the world... He alone has wiped away our sorrows, He alone has wiped away our tears. For in Him our iniquities were slain, and our troubles hung - nailed and bled into the Heart of the One True G-d. Hallelujah, L-rd G-d Almighty; for the sorrows and pain You took upon Your brow, You have turned mourning into dancing, weeping into songs of praise, tears into a river of life!

And even though some brethren did doubt You... This one thing remains, even through the trials of the world... "Love the L-rd thy G-d, and serve Him only." For it is written... I shall have no god beside You.

Amen.




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