Glimpses of grace seen in the everyday

The Lines that Lure Us

Satan’s three temptations presented to Jesus have poignant parallels in the lines  that lure us today:

“Turn these stones into bread” is now “You need it” or “You deserve it.”

“Jump from this high place because angels will catch you” (a ploy for public attention) is now “You’ve got it; flaunt it.”

“I’ll give you all the kingdoms of the world if you worship me” is now “The end justifies the means.”

Do any of these sound familiar?

Of course, the response to each of these was straight from the Scriptures which point us back to God and away from ourselves.  (See Matthew 4.)

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