Life of Jesus – Temptation
Week 9 – Where did Jesus go after his Baptism? The desert, Matthew 4:1
Matthew 4:8-10 (NIV)
8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” 10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.
Although Jesus came down to this earth he was tempted as we all are, but Jesus was without sin.
So when we face temptations or the difficulties of living in a fallen world we can look to the words and example of Jesus for strength. This is also where the indwelling of the Holy Spirit provides direction and support in our daily lives.
“Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.” Matthew 4:1
How have you experienced the Holy Spirit in your life?