“Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil”
Shortly after his baptism, Jesus was led by the Spirit to be tempted by the devil. The ministry of the savior of the world, Jesus Christ began with a 40 day fast, and coming face to face with the devil himself.
Tired, hungry, and weary, he sat, looking to his Father to sustain his needs.
Three times the devil tempted him, and three times Jesus had an answer.
Hungry– Satan tempts Jesus to turn stones into loaves of bread
‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’
Tired– Satan says for Jesus to throw himself from the highest point in the temple
‘It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’
Weary– He promises jesus all the kingdoms of the world, if He will bow and worship him.
‘Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’
It brings me great comfort to know that my Lord and Savior was tempted and tried, just as I’ve been. Yet through it all, I can draw peace and strength in knowing that he was able to look the devil in the eye and rely on God alone for peace and strength.
Knowing that we serve a God who chose to come down to earth in human form brings me much comfort. He lived our life, he suffered just as we have, and he died an innocent man’s death… all just to be in a relationship with each of us.
More information on the artist, Chris Cook, can be found at http://www.chriscookartist.com/bio.html