Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God

 Songs in the night


Get thee hence, Satan:
for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God,
and him only shalt thou serve.
Matthew 4:10

DURING the forty days in the wilderness our Lord (Jesus) had come to see that the dominion of earth could be attained only through great suffering.

He was weak from his long fast, and all the details of prophecy were before his mind.

He saw himself as a lamb dumb before his shearers;
as the serpent lifted up in the wilderness. Satan’s suggestion was a temptation, but after consideration he saw that Satan was asking him to violate his covenant
— to go contrary to God’s will.

Immediately he answered,
“Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written,
Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God,
and him only shalt thou serve.”

Then the devil left the Lord, finding nothing to work upon
— so loyal was Jesus to the Word of Jehovah.
Afterwards the angels came and ministered unto him.

—Z. 1912-262 (Hymn 200)

Thou shalt Love the Lord thy God
Thou shalt Love the Lord thy God (Photo credit: Jim Barter)


  • Temptation.. (
    There are many things on this natural earth that tempts us. We come from a falling world. Our flesh dies daily. The question is “Are you strong enough to resist those temptations?”
    Three times Jesus replied to satan. In all three times he stated “It is written.” He was quoting scripture here.+
    When you are being tempted, can you quote scriptures to satan and stand your position as a Son of God? ..bodly cast him and all his evil spirits away from you and renew your mind to what promises you hold as a Son of God.
  • Nourished by the Word (
    And thou shalt remember all the way which theLord thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.
  • Exodus 24-25 (
    And he said unto Moses, Come up unto Jehovah, thou, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and worship ye afar off. And Moses alone shall come near Jehovah: but they shall not come nigh; neither shall the people go up with him.
  • It Is Written – Sunday Devotional (
    The written word is also used as evidence – everything spoken in court is written down, certain documents must always be signed.Satan didn’t take this into account when he twisted the 91st Psalmas he tempted Jesus to jump from the temple. 

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