Making a god out of God’s Work

Bible Text: Matthew 4:8-11, Daniel 7:13-14, Deuteronomy 6:10-15 | Preacher: Davis Lacey | Series: The Gospel of Matthew: The King and His Kingdom | In this third and final temptation of Jesus (Matt. 4:8-11), we see the temptation to make a god out of God’s Work. In other words, Jesus was tempted with a similar temptation to that which many of us face: to want the things God gives more than we want a right relationship with the God who does the giving…

Three lies strengthen this temptation, making it look quite appealing:

Lie #1: You can be fruitful without a connection to the vine (the source of life).
Lie #2: The ends always justify the means (when in fact, God is never glorified by our sin).
Lie #3: Salvation is possible without sacrifice.

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