FOLLOW THE SPIRIT!
“Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, ‘If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread’” (Matthew 4:1-3).
Continued from Jesus Who?—How Great Thou Art!.
Indeed, Jesus was a friend of sinners, during his earthy ministry, but his relationships were purposeful. Jesus never strayed from the will of the Father, nor did he ever express approval of such behavior. Satan operates subtlety; otherwise, we might see him coming and be more likely to resist. Satan makes compromise look rational and good; he makes foolishness seem wise. Satan makes apathy look merciful and tolerant; he makes wickedness seem wholesome. No wonder the apostle Paul warns that bad company corrupts good morals (1 Corinthians 15:33). Subtlety is the way even godly…
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