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Quick on your feet
by Shandha Woodard
01/04/11
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Quick on your feet

For the word of God is quick-Hebrews 4:12 KJV

Quick on your feet! Have you ever heard someone use that phrase or perhaps you've used it yourself? I often hear it when I've cracked a joke on someone and they've come back with an immediate response. I think that I actually get more pleasure out of saying it myself when someone has turned the table and cracked a joke on me.

When I read Matthew 4:1-11 all that I can say is "man Jesus was quick on His feet". After a 40 day get away the devil approached Jesus with some slick request. His first request was for Jesus to turn some stones into bread. Instead of Jesus asking the devil if he was crazy, He simply said that men do not live alone on bread but only that of God's word (now you know the devil was scratching his head on that one). Next the devil told Jesus to throw Himself off the highest point of the temple. With no hesitation Jesus blurted out we are not to put our Lord, God to a test. By that time I can only imagine how much the devil's anger was riled up. With two failed attempts in front of him the devil decided to make one final request of Jesus, that of course was telling Jesus to bow down and make him the king of kings and the lord of lords in Jesus' life aka numeral uno then Jesus would automatically become the recipient of everything that was before Him (this was the dumbest request of them all). Jesus must have been saying in His head he must really be a fool because everything that is before me I already own, therefore how can you give me something that I already own? That might have been the thought that Jesus had in mind but it certainly wasn't His reply. His reply was none other than get thee away from me for I only worship One and His name is God. After the devil realized that he would never win Jesus over he vanished like puff of smoke.

Be like Jesus by being quick on your feet with the word of God as your counter attack


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