Praise the Lord! We thank God for the gift of life and the opportunity to exhort one another with His word this morning.
“And Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone.’”
And Jesus answered him, “It is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.’”
And Jesus answered him, “It is said, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’”
The author of Hebrews mentions that Jesus was tempted in every way yet He did not sin (Hebrews 4:15). In our text above, Luke also gives an account of how Jesus was tempted in the wilderness by the devil. His mentions that Jesus overcame all the temptations the devil brought before Him. It really means a lot, as believers, to understand how Jesus overcame these temptations and its significance to our faith.
These three temptations recorded sums up what John describes as the things of the world- the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life (1 John 2:16). When these pleasures of the world were put at Jesus’ disposal He did not conform rather He answered with what the word of God says.
Jesus’ was fully man and felt weak after His fasting. It was at His weakest point that the devil came with these ‘too good to be true proposals’. But Jesus answered with the word of God. By overcoming these temptations, Jesus became the perfect sacrifice to redeem the world from sin. Jesus didn’t fail us, we too must not fail Him.
Sometimes, we get to crossroads in life or are tempted by the devil. Our strength might not be enough but we have God’s word which is always powerful to save us. To everything we face in this world, God has a response/solution in the Bible. Not any random response, but the response that will bring us victory and peace. Jesus was weak in the flesh but He answered to all the temptations with the word of God. We now have the word of God living in us, when we believed. Let us learn to respond like Jesus did and with faith in God. If we do not give up, we shall surely overcome and escape every scheme of the devil. In Jesus Name Amen
Stay blessed and be safe!