Bread From Stones

“And the devil said to Him, ‘If You are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread’.” Luke 4:3
“But Jesus answered him, saying, ‘It is written, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God”.’ ” Luke 4:4 (Duet. 8:3)

Did satan know or chose to ignore that he spoke to the Cornerstone who had been commanded from ages past to be the Bread of Life?

Thank You, Jesus, for showing us what we truly need to stay alive is You. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Holy Wheat

This Rock is
life’s bread broken
food enough
for everyone.
Could satan hear
those stones cry out
praises to
the Holy One?


  1. Deb, I never really thought of that, what Satan knew. But surely he knew exactly who Jesus was but was so arrogant and prideful that he thought Jesus was so weakened by the flesh that He would be deceived. He also knows who we are in Jesus, but will try his best to deceive us nonetheless. Unfortunately, our flesh does sometimes get in the way. I’m so glad we have Him and that He is really all we need. I love your poem, too! That sound of the rocks crying out of God’s holiness was probably like fingernails on a chalkboard to Satan. But it is music to our ears. Peace, Linda

  2. I liked this post and also liked Linda’s comment.


  3. Ya. . .I was thinking about the arrogance in all of these exchanges. He really underestimated Jesus. And Jesus gives me hope in this because we are underestimated too. Oh the things He can do through us, even in our weakened conditions. 🙂
    God bless you and your praises to Him today. No rocks have a chance to cry out around you. 🙂

  4. God bless you, woman of the word! Thank you for being here, for praying and caring and sharing life in Jesus! 🙂

  5. Thank you Deb

    What Linda said!

    I just got home … hungrier than I should be. I had whole wheat pita bread because that was the closest thing to my hand … Pita bread was not on my ‘list of things to eat today’. I was so hungry, I ‘broke the rules’.

    The enemy tried to trick the Bread of Life at the point of His need but the Lord prevailed, naturally. Sometimes we get caught off-guard because our present circumstances cloud our judgment. So thankful that we can always call on Him to help us make the right decisions.

    Thank you for sharing Deb.


  6. Smiling as you have a whole wheat pita, knowing that you also are being fed Holy wheat each day as you sit at the table with Him! God bless you and your choice to make Him first in your life! 🙂

  7. I remember years ago studying why Satan did not speak back. Because God said something right and just, so there was nothing to respond to.

    Often a lesson is heard and meant to ponder. Like in JC’s MFA Monday…so I ponder. Often I have thought that my words should have come forth, but my spirit is just like a feather, you almost never hear it fall to the ground.

    Bless you Debbie for bringing things to the mind I had long forgotten. His word is the bread of life. You are like manna from heaven to me!

  8. I’m so glad this brings back memories . . .good ones! I really liked that and so true! How to respond to a right and just answer? Nod and say amen! ha!
    I haven’t a clue over at MFA Mondays . . .you know that don’t you? ha! I just don’t want to leave Jessie hanging with no comments, so go ahead and say something . . .even if I shouldn’t. ha! I think I’m in way over my head, but will try to flounder along. I am blessed by her and just want to support and encourage her in whatever ways I can. 🙂
    Thank you for being a blessing too!

  9. Deb, this has been racking my brain why Satan believed so little in Jesus capabilities — to only ask for the stones to become bread; to only ask for things that his ego wants and not need?

    I actually remember my old self 🙂

  10. I know Rea! Then just now it dawned on me that as we read, we know how this all plays out. But, I don’t think satan had that ability. He’s not omnipresent and all knowing like God. Ego indeed!
    And yes, when I remember my old self, I cringe! 🙂
    God bless you and all Jesus is in you!

  11. I woke up at 3:15 A M with the words “stones becoming bread”in my mind. I’ve been a follower of Christ for 30 years+. I know the scriptures where stones and bread are mentioned. But I’m asking God what these words mean for me . Anyway, I googled the words and came up with your great website. Very inspiring . Thanks!

  12. Hi Debbie! God bless you as He shows you what those words mean for you! 🙂 Thank you for taking the time to read and comment!

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