Today’s Key Verse:

Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'” (Matthew 4:4 NIV84)

Other Verses to Note:

  • Matthew 4:1-10
  • Luke 4:14-30

Act:

  • Think of three of your toughest temptations. If there are things in your life that add to these difficulties, make wise choices in your life this week.
  • List as many ministries as you can think of where those involved work primarily behind the scenes and don’t get a lot of recognition. (e.g., the person who orders your Sunday School materials, or the musician who plays during prayer time). Write notes of encouragement to some of these people, or thank them in person for a job well done.
  • Ask God to help you select a single challenge in your life that will take a long-term effort to achieve. Prayerfully devise a plan to reach this goal, and then daily begin making progress, a little at a time, in this area. Be patient with yourself. If you miss a day, just pick back up where you left off. Pray daily for God’s strength and guidance.