I want to "Reach" the world for Christ and I also want to "Reason" with those who think that the Christian faith is quite simply unreasonable. I hope as a Christian I will be able to give an answer for the hope that is in me.
-1 Peter 3:15-
So reading through Bill Hybels latest book "The Power of a Whisper" I was inspired to share this quick quote he has about Jesus overcoming temptation from Satan after his 40 day fast in the desert. Here's what it says:
"When the evil one fought dirty, Jesus didn't rely on a community of friends to help him, his amazing prayer life or even his intimate connection with the Father. Rather, in the heat of battle, Jesus relied on the concrete truth of God's Word to counter the temptations leveled his way. Having spent his earthly years saturating himself with Scripture, he was fully equipped with truth to silence Satan's lies.
You and I would do well to follow suit."
In this story we can see the value of knowing the word of God. It can help us from temptation, anger, anxiety or anything else we are facing. Find some helpful verses, memorize them and implement them when the world attacks. You will see your Heavenly Father is faithful to come to the rescue through the power of His word!