Matthew 4:1-11

Matthew 4:1-11

1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”

4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 6 “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:

“‘He will command his angels concerning you,
and they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’”

7 Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’”

8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”

10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’”

11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.

Christian, there are times of wilderness testing. Jesus was “led” to the wilderness. Like Israel he was tested. Could Jesus pass the test? He did pass the test. Jesus’ calling was great and when we have great callings we should expect great testing. Are we furnished with proper weapons? We are! The very words of God.

Where Israel failed to be obedient Jesus was obedient – he showed that when he quoted from Deuteronomy. Our Savior defeated the schemes of the evil one. With the Holy Spirit we can too! Live today in the confidence of the Spirit of God in your heart and life and confidence in His Holy Words, the Bible.

Open His Word and Enjoy.

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