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Know Your Worth!

It is so very important that we know who and whose we are in Christ! This knowing will prevent us for succumbing to the Devil's taunts and temptations. 

In the wilderness, Satan taunts Jesus with this recurring phrase, "IF You are the Son of God..." [Read: Matthew 4:1-11]. The conjunction, "if" was used deliberately for two purposes: 1) to produce doubt in Jesus' mind as to who He really was. 2) to cause Jesus to try and prove His worth by doing the things the enemy wanted Him to do, thereby succumbing to the temptation. BUT Jesus, understanding Who He was said in essence, "there are no "IF"s about it...I don't have anything to prove...I AM the Son of God".

Are you in the "wilderness"? In a place where resources are limited, problems seem to proliferate, and temptations abound? Your dreams don't seem to be coming to pass? Don't try to take matters into your own hands. Don't try to solve you problems the way the en…


The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in mercy. He will not always strive with us, nor will He keep His anger forever. He has not dealt with us according to our sins nor dealt with us according to our iniquities. For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him; As far as the east is from the West, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. (Psalm 103:8-12)
Have you ever done something so terrible or made such a mess of your life that hopelessness becomes your constant companion? Do you find yourself in that place right now, wondering "How in the world did I get here?". Even as Christians, we sometimes get ourselves into murky circumstances, with habitual sins and hangups designed to trap us. James, the brother of Jesus, explains the destructive nature of sin when he writes, "...each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it…