KEY SCRIPTURE; Mat 4:4 KJV” But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”
When Satan attempted to tempt the Lord to turn stones to bread, the Lord answered him, by saying man should not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. All physical things, that men do rely or use came from the word of God. He said all things were made by the word, and without it nothing was made John 1:3. This makes the word superior to every physical thing that we may depend on. We complicate matters for ourselves when we neglect the word to do our own thing. What Satan was asking the Lord to do was to act against the word and turn stones into bread, in order to satisfy His hunger.
To live by the word is to always seek what God’s word says about anything before, embarking on it. John 1:4,5 reveal that there is life in the word and this life is the light of men. The light is the master of darkness, or all satanic works. Any moment you keep faith with God’s word, there is a release of the life in the word to make you overcome any opposition, that may come from the evil one. You also save yourself from error.
1 Timothy 4:8 says, ‘For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.” The Holy Spirit inspired the following words that, bodily exercise profits little. The are some brethren who give every attention to training and building their physical bodies, yet have no time to read, study or meditate on the word. Such people are sadly defeated by the schemes and strategies of the enemy because they no not how to overcome him. The verse said godliness, which is living the way of God. This involves living by the word and other acts of faith. The Lord says, it has profit now as well as in the life to come. Remember, life is spiritual, this means, there are supernatural personalities that influence our natural dealings. Failure to place God’s word first, makes you extremely vulnerable to any negative force that may seek to harm you. God’s word is the highest principle in the universe, every power is subjected to it. Living by the word, places you above any contrary power that may seek to affect you negatively.
God’s word is the highest law in this universe. I am totally given to the word. I meditate on it day and night. My way is constantly prosperous and victorious. I live above every evil influence because of the word that rules me.
Jos 1:8 KJV “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”
1Ti 4:15 KJV” Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.”