Adam’s Devotional – April 25-May 1, 2019

From Adam…

This is the last time.  Not for ever, but this is the last time for a long time.  This is the last weekly devotional about the temptations of Jesus Christ. Yes, Lent is over.  Yes, Easter has come. And yes, there is at least one more point to be made looking at the temptations.  Every temptation: turn rocks to bread, throw yourself off the temple so angels will catch you, bow down and worship the devil so you can be in charge of the whole world, and save yourself by getting off that cross . . . each one of those is about power.  The devil is tempting Jesus to misuse his power. How do you use your power? You have the power to accept or reject others. How do you use your power? You have the power to talk behind someone’s back or defend those who can’t defend themselves. How do you use your power?  You have the power to compare yourself to others or celebrate their success and grieve with them in their failure. How do you use your power? You have the power to practice gratitude or nurture entitlement? How do you use your power? You have more power than you think. God’s up to something . . . you have the power to be a part of it.

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