from Chris!

Recently four words jumped out at me from Matthew’s account of Jesus’ temptation by Satan. In the second temptation the devil asks Jesus to throw himself down from the temple in the trust that God will protect him. Satan even quotes two verses from Psalm 91. Here is where the four words come in – Jesus said ‘It is also written …’ I have been thinking about that phrase ‘It is also written’ an awful lot in recent months. Satan quoted biblical truth to Jesus but Jesus replied saying in effect that all truth has a wider context in which it must be rightly understood. I hope that as we each approach the Bible that we don’t seek to hold God (or fellow brothers and sisters) to ransom with isolated texts but that we seek the ‘the whole counsel of God’. After all, Scripture is an amazing gift to us – our daily bread – even through Lent!

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