As I shared about oppositions in my life in the last Sunday sermon, I guess we fight internal and external opposition every day. Accepting opposition as a part of our life is hard, though, we can go through different types of oppositions with remembering what Jesus went through before us.
One reason that fighting with oppositions in our lives is because of our sinful nature. The Truth always has oppositions as Jesus faced them all His life-long. God wants us to win over those attacks, tests, and temptations in our lives. Therefore, holding the right Truth and having faith in God is important. Otherwise, we are so weak to fall down and fail. As we need to exercise every day for strengthening our basic muscles to do things by ourselves, we need to strengthen our spiritual muscles every day for our soul’s health and growth.
Finally, I started Home Workout that I learned from Maddox with my son, Daniel. Starting new things is always easier than keeping it as a part of my life, though. I plan to start it again every three days if I fail in three days. As I stay at home longer than I expected, I feel I get more loosening my daily life. I hope and pray that I can give more good news about my physical and spiritual health later.
These are the words of Jesus that won the temptation of Satan.
Satan: “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” (Matthew 4:3)
Jesus: “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” (Matthew 4:4 & Deuteronomy 8:3)
Satan: “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, “‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and “‘On their hands, they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’” (Matthew 4:6)
Jesus: “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’” (Matthew 4:7 & Deuteronomy 6:16)
Satan: “All these I will give you if you will fall down and worship me.” (Matthew 4:9)
Jesus: “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only shall you serve.’” (Matthew 4:10 & Deuteronomy 6:13-14)