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Daily Scripture Exercise

Today’s Theme: Earthly Power

Following are the three gospel references to Satan tempting Christ with the empty promise of civil power. Assignment: read these scriptures and complete an exercise on applying them to your daily life.

Matthew Chapter 4

8: Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them;

9: and he said to him, "All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me."

Mark, Chapter 1

13: And he was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan

Luke Chapter 4

5: And the devil took him up, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time,

6: and said to him, "To you I will give all this authority and their glory; for it has been delivered to me, and I give it to whom I will.

7: If you, then, will worship me, it shall all be yours."

Exercise: Imagine that your church’s priests or ministers speak from the pulpit on the need to vote for candidates who will deliver the political power to criminalize certain acts held to be in opposition to scripture. Whose voice is calling them to covet this authority? Answer: _ _ _ _ _.

Scoring:

J E S U S. Your are a committed Christian who conscientiously applies scripture to your everyday life.

S A T A N or D E V I L. Repent immediately! Your soul is in deep peril!

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