Wednesday, June 09, 2004
We cannot be tested without being tempted. God longs for our victory; Satan plots our defeat. The evil one also knows that the place of our greatest vulnerability is the vacuum created between our need and God's provision. He is keenly aware that God fully intends to supply our every need through Christ Jesus. His best strategy is to invite us to choose another way before God meets us in the midst of our test. Satan knows when we're hungry that God intends to bring us bread. Yet he also knows that if we lack perseverance, he can convince us to settle for something less. He tried to convince Jesus to turn stones into bread. With us he just tries to convince us to eat rocks instead.
- Uprising: A Revolution Of The Soul, Erwin R. McManus, pp. 211-212