Luke 4: 1-3
Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, 2 where for forty days he was tempted[a] by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them, he was hungry. The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.”
Trials and temptations are natural for all believers. A great opportunity to glorify the name of the Lord is when we are tempted. There is a great struggle for our souls daily, overcoming a temptation is bruising the head of the Devil and exhorting the name of Jesus.
Jesus was tempted for forty days (Luke 4:2) but came out victorious. He never succumbed to the Devils empty promises, He understood His position as head over the Devil and saw His temptation as a great opportunity of glorifying God.
Imagine if Jesus had given in to the devils’ plot. How would the world be now? How would the heavens have felt… Obviously, it would have been a lost battle on the side of God. But thank God for Jesus who choose to glorify His father instead of the devil.
How do you deal with does trials and temptations in your life? Are you holding on to God, glorifying Him or are you giving credits to the devil? God cares so much about us, the Bible says God is jealous of us. Just as a husband is grieved when His wife flirts or serves his enemy, so also our heavenly father is grieved when we succumb to the devils’ evil scheme by falling into temptations.
Lord Jesus, I belong to you, I desire to make you glad and no one else. Please, give me the strength to overcome trials and temptation just as you did. Amen