Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Smart does not equal Saved

Did you know that this:
Matthew 4:6 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 thou dash thy foot against a stone.
References this:
1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2  I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress:
My God; in him will I trust.
3  Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler,
And from the noisome pestilence.
4  He shall cover thee with his feathers,
And under his wings shalt thou trust:
His truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5  Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night;
Nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6  Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness;
Nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7  A thousand shall fall at thy side,
And ten thousand at thy right hand;
But it shall not come nigh thee.
8  Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold
And see the reward of the wicked.
9  Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge,
Even the most High, thy habitation;
10  There shall no evil befall thee,
Neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11  For he shall give his angels charge over thee,
To keep thee in all thy ways.
12  They shall bear thee up in their hands,
Lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13  Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder:
The young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
14  Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him:
I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
15  He shall call upon me, and I will answer him:
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him, and honour him.
16  With long life will I satisfy him,
And shew him my salvation
I brought up Psalm 91 in Logos as Pope Benedict references it in Jesus of Nazareth.  He is linking it to the temptation story in Mathew and Luke, so I already knew the connection.  But it is still cool my software links so well.

That isn't the point of this post.  Satan uses the Bible to tempt Jesus.  Satan is a scripture scholar of the highest degree.  Pope Benedict goes elsewhere (and much deeper) with his analysis, but I try to see this as a reminder that brains alone won't get you anywhere but trouble.  A relationship with God is the only thing that will prevent us from becoming awesome scripture scholars who work for the Father of Lies.  I find this to be especially important for me, as I love studying the Bible but fail to pray as much as I ought.  What a probable pitfall!
5  Trust in the LORD with all thine heart;
And lean not unto thine own understanding.
6  In all thy ways acknowledge him,
And he shall direct thy paths.
7  Be not wise in thine own eyes:
Fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
(Proverbs 3:5-7)

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