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OVERCOMING TEMPTATION

Read­ing Time: 2 minutes

Introduction

The Len­ten sea­son recalls the bib­lic­al peri­od of forty days and forty nights Jesus spent in the desert in pre­par­a­tion for his mis­sion. Jesus’ forty days and forty nights in the desert recalls the forty days and forty nights that Moses spent on the Moun­tain dur­ing his encounter with God.……

The First Trial

If you are the Son of God, com­mand these stones to become bread” (Matt 4:3). The first test/examination presen­ted to Jesus was the request to turn stones into bread.

The Second Trial

If you are the Son of God, throw your­self down; for it is writ­ten, he will com­mand his angels con­cern­ing you, and on their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone” (Matt 4:6).

The Third Trial

Again, the Dev­il took Jesus to a very high moun­tain and showed him all the king­doms of the world and their glory; and he said to him, all these I will give you, if you will fall down and wor­ship me” (Matt 4:8–9). The last attempt of the Accuser was to take Jesus to a very high moun­tain where he showed him all the king­doms of this world with their splend­our and prom­ised to bequeath everything to him, on one con­di­tion, that he wor­ships him.

Conclusion

The Satan wanted Jesus to put his own will and desire above the will of his Fath­er. He wanted Jesus to act and live inde­pend­ently of God. We must always remem­ber our depend­ence on God because, sep­ar­ated from him, we are noth­ing and can do noth­ing (cf. John 15:5). Giv­ing in to these tempta­tions means sac­ri­fi­cing our future hap­pi­ness for a short-term gain.….……

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