Living on the Word of God

Matthew 4:4—“But He answered and said, It is written, ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out through the mouth of God.’”

Note 3 on bread says: “This word indicates that the Lord Jesus took the word of God in the Scriptures as His bread and lived on it.”

Note 4 on word says: “Gk. rhema, the instant word, differing from logos, the constant word. In this temptation all the words quoted by the Lord from Deuteronomy were logos, the constant word in the Scriptures. But when He quoted them, they became rhema, the instant word applied to His situation.”

Cross-reference “b” on word directs us to these verses:

John 6:63: “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words which I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.”

2 Timothy 3:16: “All Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for conviction, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”

 

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