Today’s Devotion on the One Year Bible Reading
“Then Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan River. He was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where he was tempted by the devil for forty days” (Luke 4:1-2 NLT).
LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION Jesus taught His disciples to pray that the Lord would not lead them into temptation, but deliver them from evil (Matt. 6:13). Yet, the Spirit "led" Christ into the wilderness "where He was tempted." How can this seeming contradiction be explained? Perhaps by understanding the two ways the word "temptation" might be understood...Read more »
Babylon symbolically represents the world’s system - its government, economy and religion. Babylon represents this world. And just as Daniel and his friends were taken captive from their true home in Jerusalem and forced to live as exiles in Babylon, so as followers of Christ, our true home is heaven. Yet for now we live in this world. How should we live as citizens of heaven, so that we honor the Lord of heaven? In the book of Daniel chapter 5, the Babylonian kingdom was judged and brought to...Read more »
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