“Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! for it is written,
‘Worship the Lord your God and serve only him.’”
CHOOSING OUR PATH IN LIFE
After Jesus’ third and final test in the desert, he sends the evil one away. Declaring with a faithful certainty that he is choosing the path of life that walks with God. He finally and unequivocally renounces a life dependent on materialism, want and self-interest. His only desire is to serve humankind and live in the ways of God. A rejection of a way of life that would only serve him and leave Jesus constantly want more. A rejection of the shiny glimmering that a different life holds that only ends with unquenchable wants and goals that can never be achieved. In Jesus’ final day in wilderness he declares these words as a repudiation of temptation for us to model.
Points of Reflection
- What are the material things in your life that complicate life?
- What things could you eliminate that bind you?
- This week, list acts of charity could you perform?
Blessings, until next time,
Bruce L. Hartman
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