Satan’s Priorities and God’s Priorities

When Christ was tempted in the wilderness the order in which Satan levelled his temptations was thus – bread, trust, worship.


This is typical of Satan’s approach to the human heart – I will give you bread if you give me your trust and then your worship. This is the exact opposite to the order in which these three texts appear in the Scriptures in Deuteronomy – 8:3; 6:16 and 6:13. God’s order is there laid down as, first worship, secondly trust, and thirdly bread. God says, “Give me your worship, and your trust, and then bread will follow.” Put in another form it would read, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33)

[from How to live the Christian Life by Selwyn Hughes, p.124]


About Ann Marie Thomas

Married since 1974, Christian since 1986, 4 children, 4 grand children, disabled with fibromyalgia but was working almost full time until a stroke in May 2010 changed my life completely. Writing poetry and making up stories since I was a child, I only started to write seriously when my children were grown. My main ambition is to write science fiction, but along the way I got distracted by local history and poetry about my stroke. Taking early retirement gave me the chance to concentrate on my writing. My book, Alina, The White Lady of Oystermouth, was published in print and ebook at Easter 2012. The success of Alina led to the publication of Broken Reed: The Lords of Gower and King John in September 2013, and The Magna Carta Story at Easter 2015. I am still writing science fiction - a series of novels called Flight of the Kestrel. For all my author news, see me author blog at
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