The God of Life

And the tempter came and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread." But He answered, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.' "
MATTHEW 4:3-4
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The God of Life
Here Christ gains the victory and teaches [us] how to gain the victory—because God is to be preferred to food, for He is not a God of the belly, but the God of life, just as He proves on the basis of Moses that "man does not live by bread alone, but by every word," etc. (Deuteronomy 8:3). Therefore, man possesses not only this life of the body by means of bread, but also the present life and the life to come in the Word or in God. This temptation is one of greed and of caring for this life so that you neglect the Word of God.

From Annotations on Matthew (Luther's Works 67:25-26)
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