Man Shall Not Live by Bread Alone…

Another article by Travis Hughey:bread

We’ve heard it said by preachers and people (not that preachers aren’t people, though some might argue that point) speaking about the temptation of Yahshua after fasting forty days (between Passover and Shavuot/Pentecost (He would have NEVER observed anything like Lent)) by Satan with bread to eat (Matt. 4, Luke 4).  He quoted scriptures to do battle with the enemy (2 Cor. 10:4).

Where did these quotes come from? Let’s take a look so we can get context.   After all text without context is pretext.

These words are from Deuteronomy 8:1-3,

All the commandments that I am commanding you today you shall be careful to do, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the Lord swore to give to your forefathers. You shall remember all the way which the Lord your God has led you in the wilderness these forty years, that He might humble you, testing you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not. He humbled you and let you be hungry, and fed you with manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you [a]understand that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord.

So, the children of Israel were in the wilderness (not a desert as many believe) 40 years. Manna was a test of their heart (see Exodus 16:4) to see if they would follow Yehovah’s commandments. So how do we find these “words of God” (our life and weapons)? Here’s an easy way to tell.  When you read your bible, everything that follows phrases like “And Yehovah said”, “Thus spoke Yehovah”, “The word of Yehovah was”, etc… ARE the “words of Yehovah”.

Interesting factoid: The largest concentration of these words in existence is in what’s called the “Old Testament”. It’s a great read, you should try it sometime.

To put it simplly, the words of God are commonly called “The Commandments/The Law of Moses/ Torah/Instructions”.

If these words are life and how we do battle with the enemy, should we maybe pay attention to them? I think so.

So, lest there be any confusion, here are some things in the Bible that are NEVER the “Words of Yehovah”:

The words of Yehovah are NEVER “weak and beggarly elements” (Gal 4:9).

The words of Yehovah are NEVER “vain words” (Eph. 5:6).

The words of Yehovah are NEVER “philosophy and vain deceit” (Col 2:8).

The words of Yehovah are NEVER “the tradition of men” (Col 2:8).

The words of Yehovah are NEVER “the rudiments of the world” (Col 2:8, 20).

The words of Yehovah are NEVER “fables and endless genealogies” (1 Tim. 1:4)

The words of Yehovah are NEVER “vain jangling” (1 Tim 1:6).

The words of Yehovah are NEVER “profane and old wives’ fables” (1 Tim 4:7)

The words of Yehovah are NEVER “profane and vain babblings” (1 Tim. 6:20, 2 Tim. 2:16).

The words of Yehovah are NEVER “vain conversation by tradition from your fathers” (1 Peter 1:18).

The words of Yehovah are NEVER “traditions of my fathers” (Gal 1:14).

The words of Yehovah are NEVER “bondage” (Gal. 2:4).

The words of Yehovah are NEVER “yoke of bondage” (Gal. 5:1).

The words of Yehovah are NEVER “unbearable yoke” (Acts 15:10).

The words of Yehovah are NEVER “earthly, sensual, devilish” (James 3:15).

The words of Yehovah are NEVER “fables” (2 Tim 4:4).

The words of Yehovah are NEVER “Jewish fables, and commandments of men,” (Titus 1:14).

The words of Yehovah are NEVER “cunningly devised fables” (2 Peter 1:16).

The words of Yehovah are NEVER “handwriting of ordinances” (Col 2:14).

The words of Yehovah are NEVER “commandments and doctrines of men” (Col. 2:22).

The words of Yehovah are NEVER “tradition of the elders” (Mark 7:5).

And the list goes on and on………

[My note: Yehovah’s Words are never what all the above verses are referring to!!  See if you can add to the list above and put in the comments section!!]

Shalom,

Travis

About Pete Rambo

Details in 'About' page @ natsab.wordpress.com Basically, husband of one, father of four. Pastor x 11 years, former business and military background. Micro-farmer. Messianic believer in Yeshua haMashiach!
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3 Responses to Man Shall Not Live by Bread Alone…

  1. vatis4yah says:

    Oh that all would smash their idols of error and worship Yah by honoring His Word. How can we say we love the Word Made Flesh and disrespect His Word.
    All who fail of gaining eternal life, an inadequate respect of The Word is the very root of the failure. ” Think not that I will judge you in that day, the words that I have spoken will judge you.”
    May The Portion of Jacob be your inheritance
    Michael Eugene Keever Seattle Washington

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  2. Connie E says:

    Thank you Travis. Please enlarge your list and send to GB!

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