Tuesday, 16 June 2020 Luke 4:1-15
Jesus answered, "It is written:…” -Luke 4:4
Temptations are faced by every believer while on this earth. When facing temptations, we should look to Christ Jesus- He is our Example on how we can overcome! By all manner, He was tempted but He came forth victorious. In our reading today, we see Jesus being tempted by the devil for 40 days. There were 3 areas the devil tempted Him and each time Jesus resisted the temptation saying, “It is written…/it has been said,”- quoting the Scripture.
Let us look at how He was tempted and how He overcame:
Son of God (Luke 4:3-4)
The devil asks Jesus to turn the stones to bread to prove He is the Son of God. Jesus quotes from Scripture, Deuteronomy 8:3 “….that man does not live by bread only, but man lives by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord.” In replying so, Jesus affirms that He has a Father in heaven who knows Him and His every need. Thus Jesus overcome this temptation. Later Jesus declares in John 6:35 [AMP] “.. I am the Bread of Life. He who comes to Me will never be hungry, and he who believes in and cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me will never thirst any more (at any time).” He became the Bread of Life and fulfilled His Father’s will for His life- though the devil had come against it, He overcame!
Worship the Creator (Luke 4:5-8)
The devil here asks Jesus to worship him. Worship means “to give honor, homage, reverence, respect, adoration, praise, or glory to a superior being.” The devil was insisting to subdue the Creator for created things in the world. Again Jesus answers from Scripture “You shall [reverently] fear the Lord your G