FAITH CAPSULE: Jesus hides for all to know to hide.
The word of God is in the record for all to learn, living life for the glory of God.
The word of God in the record is like a manual for instruction for living life not to fail before God.
The word of God in the record is like a mirror for looking, to address or re-address one’s dressing not to become ashamed but to live life for the glory of God.
Romans 15:4 records, “For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.”
Are you giving yourself to the word of God, receiving directions for the journey of life?
Jesus, our Lord, and savior did not expose Himself for the temptation of the devil when He hides in the record word of God. The Bible records that, after forty days of Jesus’ fasting, the devil approached Jesus three times to tempt Jesus, at first the devil said, “If You are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.” (Luke 4:3) Jesus responded to the devil with the record of God’s word as His hiding place not to fall for the devil, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’” (Luke 4:4)
The testimonies of Jesus’ hiding are for all to learn from the record of God’s word not to expose for wicked ones.
Jesus does not need to hide.
With understanding and knowledge, the record of Jesus’ hide in the word of God to stand against the temptation of Satan.
The record first of three temptations attempt of Satan against Jesus, as recorded failed (just as the other two temptations failed) because Jesus hides in the record word of God quoting against Satan.
Just as Jesus hides in the record word of God, quoting against the Satan, physically, He also hid from wicked one’s attempt not to become hurt or derail His plan of God.
The Bible records how Jesus hides physically not because there is no way for Him to avoid the evil agenda but for all to know and understand that hiding is not evidence of weakness but wisdom.
The bible records Jesus’ physical hiding in the face of wicked agenda, “Then they took up stones to throw at Him; but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.” (John 8:59)
Keeping to the record of God’s word will keep one from untimely termination by evil agenda.
Are you a simple believer, a prudent one?
Provers 14:15 speaks to all, “The simple believes every word, But the prudent considers well his steps.”
With understanding, “A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished.” (Proverbs 22:3)
Keep the word of God (testimonies of God) diligently not to become a victim of the wicked world.
Jesus hides and all should know to hide.
Prayer for today: Ask to give entrance for God’s word into your life, to live life by God’s word.