[Then the devil took Him up [to a very high mountain] and revealed to Him all the kingdoms of the world [and their glory] in a moment of time. “I will give You the glory of these kingdoms and authority over them,” the devil said, “because they are mine to give to anyone I please. I will give it all to You if You fall down and will worship me.” Jesus replied, “The Scriptures say, ‘You must worship the LORD your God and serve only Him.’“] [Deut 6:13]Luke 4:5-8
Well it has taken me five Gems to cover Temptation One and I didn’t comment on everything that could be commented on. I have tried to keep a balance for you all, between looking at every little thing and looking at the elements that matter. Now I intend to give today to you to look for yourself at the elements that catch your eye in the second temptation. Go through it this morning and see what you find for yourself. Take note of those snippets that catch your eye or make you ask questions.
Write your questions down and see what you can do to answer them for yourself.
Look again at the comparison between Matthew and Luke in order to see what Luke has changed, substituted, removed or added. Determine what elements are important and need to be investigated and what elements are trivial and don’t need your attention.
You are on your own for this morning. It is your turn to see what you can find. I will begin my dissection next Gem..
Time for you to work now.
Don’t wait for a light to appear at the end of the tunnel, walk down there and light the thing yourself!Rick Godwin
We often make the mistake of thinking that if we hurry we will be at our future sooner, but it only causes us to lose the present.Joyce Meyer
It takes 6 months to build a Rolls Royce + only 13 hrs to build a Toyota. Good stuff takes TIME! Patience my friend!Anon
Those who are too afraid to make a mistake, work for those who aren’t!Rick Godwin