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In Matthew 4:4 we read these words Jesus spoke to the devil when he was tempting Him:
"It is written: 'Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of
We need the Word of God - the written Word as well as the words He speaks to our spirit - in order to live our lives according to His will.
When we are born again God gives us the ability to hear His voice. According to Proverbs 20:27: "The human spirit is the lamp of the Lord that sheds light on one's inmost being."
It is in our spirit where God speaks to us and gives us light: "You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light" (Psalm 18:28).
We have this promise in Psalm 112:4: "Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous." God will give us light in darkness so we know what to do. Whenever we face some kind of difficulty, we just need to turn to the Word for direction: "Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path" (Psalm 119:105).
God wants to guide us through His Spirit, but we must learn to listen to Him and follow Him.
We train ourselves to hear Him by listening to Him speak to us through His Word. That is why it is so vitally important to spend time in the Word daily so we can learn to recognize the voice of the Lord amidst all the other voices fighting to get our attention.
So get into the Word today to position yourself to hear from the Lord and allow Him to give you light!