Holiness, Godliness, Usefulness
03/27/2015, by John Kincaid
Lesson 553: Worship
When Jesus responded to Satan’s 3rd temptation in the wilderness, Jesus knew that it was a question of worship.
Matt.4:10 Jesus said to him,“Be gone, Satan! For it is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.’”
Deut.6:13-14 It is the Lord your God you shall fear. Him you shall serve and by his name you shall swear. You shall not go after other gods
In Deuteronomy, God promised to give Israel a glorious land:
Deut.6:10-11 when the Lord your God brings you into the land that he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give you—with great and good cities that you did not build, and houses full of all good things that you did not fill, and cisterns that you did not dig, and vineyards and olive trees that you did not plant
The temptation for Israel was to forget to worship God who gave them this gift. Deut.6:12 It was the same temptation Jesus faced: to worship Satan for the blessings only God can give.
About This Series
The goal of this series is to become more useful in serving the Lord Jesus Christ, as an instrument in the Redeemer's hand. The theme verses for the series are Ephesians 4:22-24, Philemon 11, 2 Timothy 2:21
- to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
- and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
- Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to you and to me.
- Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.