Updated: Mar 17
Turning a stone into bread sounds like a pretty great idea when you are starving. I mean, who are you hurting? Right? It's just food. You are just satisfying your hunger, right? It would be considered a great work, or a miracle! Right? WARNNG! It is better to starve than to do a seemingly great, good , or reasonable act suggested by the devil.
WARNING! Every idea presented by Satan, is a transaction designed to take your destiny; to hijack your purpose. Don't justify compromise because you are hungry, or because you are in need. Wait on God. Don't sell out to the alluring opportunities the devil presents to you. He is a liar. He is a thief. He is a destroyer. He always comes only to steal, kill and destroy. Period. God will provide for you. God will deliver. Wait on the Lord...He will renew your strength.
Matthew 4:3-4 Now when the tempter came to Him he said, " If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.
But He answered and said, "It is written, " 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.' "
Also, remember, the devil will always try to make a deal with you when you are desperate. Don't ever be so desperate. The transaction will always only have short term benefits. instant gratification, with life long, or even eternal regret and deficit. Wait on God. Nothing is worth your purpose. Nothing is worth your destiny. Nothing is worth your inheritance. Keep your vision clearly before you.
Now Jacob cooked a stew; and Esau came in from the field, and he was weary. 30 And Esau said to Jacob, “Please feed me with that same red stew, for I am weary.” Therefore his name was called Edom.
But Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright as of this day.”
And Esau said, “Look, I am about to die; so what is this birthright to me?”
Then Jacob said, “Swear to me as of this day.”
So he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob. 34 And Jacob gave Esau bread and stew of lentils; then he ate and drank, arose, and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.