Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible




When he had tried every kind of temptation, the Devil left Jesus, till another opportunity.

"It was not for my sake that the voice came," said Jesus, "but for yours. Now this world is on its trial. Now the Spirit that is ruling this world shall be driven out;








When he had tried every kind of temptation, the Devil left Jesus, till another opportunity.

"It was not for my sake that the voice came," said Jesus, "but for yours. Now this world is on its trial. Now the Spirit that is ruling this world shall be driven out;














What our eyes do see is Jesus, who was made for a while lower than angels, now, because of his sufferings and death, crowned with glory and honour; so that his tasting the bitterness of death should, in God's loving-kindness, be on behalf of all mankind. It was, indeed, fitting that God, for whom and through whom all things exist, should, when leading many sons to glory, make the author of their Salvation perfect through suffering. For he who purifies, and those whom he purifies, all spring from One; and therefore he is not ashamed to call them 'Brothers.' read more.
He says-- 'I will tell of thy Name to my Brothers, In the midst of the congregation I will sing thy praise.' And again-- 'As for me, I will put my trust in God.' And yet again-- 'See, here am I and the children whom God gave me.' Therefore, since human nature is the common heritage of 'the Children,' Jesus also shared it, in order that by death he might render powerless him whose power lies in death--that is, the Devil-- and so might deliver all those who, from fear of death, had all their lives been living in slavery.



"If God were your Father," Jesus replied, "you would have loved me, for I came out from God, and now am here; and I have not come of myself, but he sent me as his Messenger. How is it that you do not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to listen to my Message. As for you, you are children of your Father the Devil, and you are determined to do what your father loves to do. He was a murderer from the first, and did not stand by the truth, because there is no truth in him. Whenever he lies, he does what is natural to him; because he is a liar, and the father of lying.









When he had tried every kind of temptation, the Devil left Jesus, till another opportunity.

"It was not for my sake that the voice came," said Jesus, "but for yours. Now this world is on its trial. Now the Spirit that is ruling this world shall be driven out;








Let both grow side by side till harvest; and then I shall say to the reapers, Gather the tares together first, and tie them in bundles for burning; but bring all the wheat into my barn.'"

How, again, can any one get into a strong man's house and carry off his goods, without first securing him? And not till then will he plunder his house.

When a strong man is keeping guard, fully armed, over his own mansion, his property is in safety; But, when one still stronger has attacked and overpowered him, he takes away all the weapons on which the other had relied, and divides his spoil.



When he had tried every kind of temptation, the Devil left Jesus, till another opportunity.

"It was not for my sake that the voice came," said Jesus, "but for yours. Now this world is on its trial. Now the Spirit that is ruling this world shall be driven out;








When he had tried every kind of temptation, the Devil left Jesus, till another opportunity.

"It was not for my sake that the voice came," said Jesus, "but for yours. Now this world is on its trial. Now the Spirit that is ruling this world shall be driven out;









What follows, then? Are we Jews in any way superior to others? Not at all. Our indictment against both Jews and Greeks was that all alike were in subjection to sin. As Scripture says-'There is not even one who is righteous, Not one who understands, not one who is searching for God! read more.
They have all gone astray; they have one and all become depraved; there is no one who is doing good-no, not one!'


But, if you worship rank, you commit a sin, and stand convicted by that same law of being offenders against it.






When he had tried every kind of temptation, the Devil left Jesus, till another opportunity.

"It was not for my sake that the voice came," said Jesus, "but for yours. Now this world is on its trial. Now the Spirit that is ruling this world shall be driven out;