GROW Day 3 - Luke 4:1-15
GROW PLAN Day 3:
· Pray: Ask God to prepare your heart and mind to read and understand His Word.
· Read: The scripture passage.
· Do: Write down what this passage teaches you about the original recipients or people in the passage.
· Pray: Ask God to show you how your attitude should or should not reflect the attitudes of the people in the story or recipients of this letter. Ask Him for wisdom and strength to conform your life to His holy standards.
Greetings! Today I want to lead you through my notes from Day 3 of our study in Luke 4:1-15. Day 3 of our GROW plan focuses on what we can learn about from the people who either received this message (i.e. if this was one of Paul’s letters the recipients would be the church who whom it was written), OR the people in the actual account. In Luke 4:1-15, we see 3 different people/groups mentioned, other than God the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit:
1. The devil/Satan vs. 1-13
2. Those who spread the news about Jesus v. 14
3. Those who glorified Jesus v. 15
So, what does this passage teach us about the people in the passage?
Below are my notes. Each line is preceded with the verse number from our scripture passage, Luke 4:1-15. What I like to do is simply list the facts that this passage reveals about these people/groups:
2 The devil tested Jesus for 40 days
3 the devil said to Jesus, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread”
5 the devil, taking Jesus up on a high mountain, showed Jesus all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
6 The devil said to Jesus, “All this authority I will give to you and their glory, for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. (Question: What authority does the devil really have? See additional scriptures below.)
7 “Therefore if You will worship before me, all will be Yours”
9 Then the devil took Jesus to Jerusalem, and set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, “Throw Yourself down from here. For it is written…
13 When the devil ended every temptation, he departed from Him until an opportune time (when would that be?)
14 news spread of Jesus throughout all the surrounding area.
15 As Jesus taught in the synagogues, He was glorified by all.
PRAY: Ask God to show you how your attitude should or should not reflect the attitudes of the people in the story or recipients of this letter. Ask Him for wisdom and strength to conform your life to His holy standards.
Here is how I responded to the prayer challenge for the day:
Lord, help me never to be party to the temptation of someone else, causing them to stumble or break one of your commands. Help me fight temptation with the power you provide. Thank you that temptation is not sin! Thank you the Jesus demonstrated to us how to fight temptation…with God’s Word! Help me spread the news about Jesus and bring Him Glory!
Other helpful scriptures to help you study this passage:
1 Peter 5:6–11
6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,
7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
9 Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.
10 But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.
11 To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
1 John 5:19
19 We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.
44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.
2 Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority.
1 And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins,
2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience,
3 among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.
6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them.
7 And the LORD said to Satan, “From where do you come?” So Satan answered the LORD and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it.”
8 Then the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?”
9 So Satan answered the LORD and said, “Does Job fear God for nothing?
10 Have You not made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.
11 But now, stretch out Your hand and touch all that he has, and he will surely curse You to Your face!”
12 And the LORD said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your power; only do not lay a hand on his person.” So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD.
1 Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD.
2 And the LORD said to Satan, “From where do you come?” Satan answered the LORD and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it.”
3 Then the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil? And still he holds fast to his integrity, although you incited Me against him, to destroy him without cause.”
4 So Satan answered the LORD and said, “Skin for skin! Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life.
5 But stretch out Your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will surely curse You to Your face!”
6 And the LORD said to Satan, “Behold, he is in your hand, but spare his life.”
7 So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD, and struck Job with painful boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head.
12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.
14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed.
15 Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.
16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren.
17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.
6 But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”
7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
9 Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.
10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.
2 Peter 2:4
4 For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment;
1 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
2 He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years;
3 and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while.
7 Now when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prison
8 and will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea.
10 The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.