Q. When Jesus was tempted by Satan in the desert our Lord said “it is written”. Where was it written? What was he referring to? I want to thank you for your site, I visit several times a day.
A. The verses Jesus quoted when He said, “It is written” are from the Old Testament. In Matt. 4:4 He quoted Deut. 8:3, Man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD. In verse 7 it was Deut. 6:16, Do not test the LORD your God, and in verse 10 it was Deut. 6:13, Worship the LORD your God and serve him only.
This is one of the Bible’s great examples on how to defend against an attack by the enemy. That’s why it’s important to know your Scripture. The devil will lie to you, but Scripture is the truth.