Bible Reading: Matthew 4.
Insight: Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only.’” (Mat 4:10)
Insight one: Can a Christian defeat the devil all alone? It is not possible! As long as the devil takes the splendor and wealth of all the kingdoms of the world as the bait, it can easily deceive people, make people admire it, and resist God just like itself. We simply have to trust God, take the initiative to be near to God, and pray and read God’s Word. The Word of God is the sword of the Holy Spirit and the weapon to stand againsta the devil.
Insight two: How can Christians “serve the Lord only” in all different fields of occupations? It is to glorify the Lord in all things you do, and not to glorify yourself. The purpose that God provided the occupation for you is to let you do your part as a Christian, to live for the Lord only, and to serve the Lord only. Christians cannot serve both God and Mammon (money) (Mat 6:24).
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank You for giving me the assurance of victory over Satan. Please help me every day when I face the choice between loving God and loving the world, serving God and serving the world, pleasing God and pleasing the world, let me bravely tell the world “NO!” and say to God “YES! “. I pray in the name of the Lord Jesus. Amen!