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Matthew 25:31-46 (ESV)

 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne.
 Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
 And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left.
 Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,
 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’
 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?
 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you?
 And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’
 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’
 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
 For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink,
 I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’
 Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’
 Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’
 And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

From “The Word For You Today” by Bruce Christian – Temptation (2)

     TEMPTATION (2) 

    Notice the three areas in which Satan tempted Christ:  (1)  Provision.  “Command that these stones become bread” (Mt 4:3 NKJV).  This addresses one of our greatest fears-that if we don’t look out for ourselves nobody else will.  So Jesus says: “Do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’…. your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.  But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you” (Mt 6:31-33 NKJV).  (2)  Protection.  Satan took Jesus to the pinnacle of the temple and said, “If You are the Son of God, throw yourself down.  For it is written: ‘He shall give His angels charge over You'” (Mt 4:5-6 NKJV).  This addresses another of our core fears-that God may not protect us.  Satan whispers, “You’re on the pinnacle of success right now, but you could easily go over the edge.”  When you start thinking like that-claim this promise: “In the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavillion” (Ps 27:5 NKJV).  (3)  Position.  “The devil took Him up an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory.  And he said to Him, ‘All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.’  Then Jesus said to him, ‘Away with you, Satan!  For it is written, You shall worship the Lord Your God, and Him only shall you serve.'” (Mt 4:8-10 NKJV).  Now, there’s nothing wrong with wanting provision, protection, and position.  The temptation is to try and get them through your own devices and for your own ends.