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SEPTEMBER 27

 Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy GodMatt.4:7.

 

 Temptations continually assail the Lord’s people—suggestions to do some wonderful works in His name, and thus to prove to themselves and to others that they are heaven’s favorites. The lesson for us to learn is that the work which the Father has given us to do is not the work of convincing the world or of showing His favor toward us and our greatness in Him, but rather that we should quietly and humbly, yet as effectively as reason and propriety will permit, let our lights shine, and show forth the praises of Him who hath called us from darkness into His marvelous light, and from a desire to be wonder-workers to the reasonable position of servants, ministers of the Truth.

 

 

Parallel passages: Deut. 6:16; Ex. 5: 2; Num.15: 30; 1.Kings 20: 28; 22: 24; Job 15: 25; Psa. 19:13; 131: 1; Isa. 10: 15; 14: 13, 14; 45: 9; 65: 5; Matt. 4: 5, 6; Luke 18: 11, 12; Rom. 9: 20, 21; 1.Cor. 10: 9-12; 2.Thes. 2: 3, 4; 2.Pet. 2:10, 11.