What else do you know?

[The Glory Unveiled]

Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'” ( Matthew 4:7 )

It is not enough to know only what is written but what is “also” written. If all the scriptures you know personally and experientially are unable to help in a particular situation, what other mechanisms do you have in place? If, for instance Eve knew more than all she divulged, she probably wouldn’t have fallen for the devil’s schemes but unfortunately all she knew was not enough. The need for ‘extra’, cannot be overemphasised. What would have happened if Jesus didn’t have an “it is also written” scripture at his disposal? It is crucial to have an extra oil in our lamp always. Like the prominent ten virgins of Matthew 25:1-10, five had an extra oil for the hard but crucial times while the other five had nothing extra to keep them. And we all know how that story ended. All believers need an “it is also written” in their spirit at all times. Our faith walk is not always “it is written”, sometimes “it is also written” is what actually brings results.

Prayer_Bead: Omniscient Father, give me the fortitude to study the word of life as a workman who needs not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

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