“Jesus answered him, “It is said, ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.” Luke 4:12
We start a new sermon series for Lent this Sunday. We’re calling it “Released” thinking through all the ways Jesus releases us from what enslaves us. We begin lent with the account of Jesus being tempted by the devil in the wilderness. Jesus resists each temptation, using scripture to thwart the devil and stay true to God. But he ends with this line- do not put the Lord your God to the test. Any relationship that is mature and strong has this value at the center. We don’t put each other to the test. We don’t insist that the other prove themselves to us, not their love, trustworthiness, integrity etc. As soon as you put someone to the test the relationship is poisoned, isn’t it? What does it mean to love, trust and obey God without making it transactional in some way? Jesus shows us what it looks like to truly love God. Let’s follow his example.
-Pastor Travis Norton
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