I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. -Psalm 119:11
I’m always astounded by the boldness of the enemy. When I see him at work, I can’t believe how adamant he is to truly steal, kill and destroy our faith, our peace, our joy, our security and everything else that God desires for us to have.
His attempt to bring Jesus down shows me he will do whatever it takes to go against the plan of God. Remember when Jesus first began His ministry (Matthew 4:1-11) and He was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted? The devil came and challenged Jesus to use His power in a manipulative way but Jesus stood firm by confessing the Word of God that was in Him and that He already was. Satan eventually had to flee.
What is it that God is trying to teach us in this incident of Jesus’ life?
God wants us to know that the enemy will never stop challenging what God has spoken to us or promised us. He will never stop challenging the WORD of God for our lives. But here is the key to stand firm—the enemy can never CHANGE the Word of God inside of us!
He can challenge but can never change! Be encouraged to know that the Word of God that is within you is the strength you have to make the enemy flee. For the rest of your life He will challenge it, but can never change it! So don’t ever stop feeding yourselves the Word of God!
Now, YOU be bold enough to tell the enemy to challenge you because you have the unchangeable Word of God inside of YOU!