Matthew 4:1-6

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

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

5Then 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.

One response to “Matthew 4:1-6

  1. The tempter comes for us when we are weak, and when we are in need. He uses truth against us and tries to distort the truth to lead us to vanity and to error.

    The defense that Christ used was to know the Scripture Himself, to deny His flesh, and to know that the desires His flesh had were secondary to the needs of His spiritual man.

    He overcame His flesh and His pride and shone truth on the deceit of the tempter.

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