Delayed Gratification

Satan moves in with the final temptation that was designed to offer Jesus a shortcut to get what He wanted now. All Jesus had to do was to sacrifice what was most important to him. We can often figure out a shortcut in our own lives. Why wait when with a little manipulation, I can get it now? We can have credit cards, we can have one-night stands, we can make that deal, we can get a quick fix. All we have to do is to temporarily abandon the values that we have to get it. We often miss out on God’s intervention in our lives because we sacrifice the important for the immediate. Jesus knew this and his choice came at a cost but he knew that the benefits would far outweigh the price he paid. Will we make that same choice?

Pastor Danny Fierro
Reno Campus
September 1, 2019