So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God…
The enemy makes the same type of sly statements to us, maybe not directly, like this, but he is ever challenging us about things like who God is, what are we to God. And the bottom line of all the subtle, and not-so-subtle accusations and lies is this: Is God’s Word true? When the Lord Jesus was faced with this attack, what did he say?
And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
He didn’t say, “Maybe I’m not the son of God,” or “You are right, it sounds too cocky to say I am the son of God.” Nope. He said, “It is written…” Or, how the Greek is literally translated, “It stands written.” Yes, it stands written that you are a child of the most High God and that He loves you so much He was willing to spend everything to win you back. And now that you are His, and He is yours, He desires to nothing more than your fellowship and love. And we can walk with Him and talk with Him in the here and now. And what will overcome our worst human failing—government intervention? No, what will overcome all is one thing—faith that comes by hearing the most wonderful message in this world—the Word of God.
1 John 5:4
For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.