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Don't Live by Presumption; Live by Faith!

December 11, 2014, 8:44 AM

Satan tried to convince Jesus to use Satan's means to accomplish God's purposes.

Matthew 4:6a "And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down; for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time though dash thy food against a stone."

Jesus understood that this would be acting on presumption and not living by faith.  It would be attempting attempting God's work with the world's methods.  Often times the worlds ways seem easier and quicker, but in the end they will fail.  Living by faith means that we may not always understand or see how things will work themselves out, but we believe without first seeing, that they will.

Remember, the world looks for spectacular displays, but God uses a holy life that is lived by faith not presumption.