January 4 readings:
I don't know that I ever really noticed this promise from God before:
"While the earth remains,
Seedtime and harvest,
Cold and heat,
Winter and summer,
And day and night
Shall not cease."
Matthew 4:2 - Sometimes I love the simplicity of the Bible. Jesus fasted for 40 days and 40 nights and "afterward He was hungry." I want to say ... errr ... duh? (Hmmm, is it coincidence that our OT reading today was about another event lasting 40 days and nights? Isn't the Bible interesting that way?)
So here's another thing: the tempter (ie: Satan?) came to Jesus when he was hungry. Which I believe means I have permission to eat whenever I am hungry so as to ward of temptation. I mean, really. When I'm hungry I am cranky and spacey and not in any state to stand up to anything, including Pop Tarts. How Jesus, being hungry, was able to withstand the devil always astounds me. I would have just shoved him off the cliff and went to find a Tim Hortons.
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