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Saved That We Might Serve (via Daniel Hyde)

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From Daniel Hyde’s From The Pen Of Pastor Paul, as excerpted on EP Books’ blog:

Recall the story of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness. Our Lord’s final temptation was that the devil brought him up to a high point to show him all the kingdoms of the earth in all their glory. The devil then says, “These all I shall give you if you will only serve, bow down and worship me” (Matthew 4:9). Our Lord Jesus Christ, amazingly being God in the flesh, cries out and rebukes the devil with the words of the book of Deuteronomy: “You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only shall you serve” (Matthew 4:10 cf. Deuteronomy 6:13). Throughout Deuteronomy there is another verb that is added on to that service of the one true God: “cleave” or “cling.” We are to cling to this one true God, to serve this living God, to cleave to this true God, who has revealed Himself to us in Christ. We were saved that we might serve.

Read the whole excerpt here.

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