"And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was lead by the Spirit into the wilderness,
Being forty days tempted of the devil...." (Luke 4:1-2 a)
The devil has enough gall for the entire world! Can you imagine him approaching Jesus, and trying to tempt Him into sin?
Can you imagine what would have happened if Christ had succumb to the devil's temptation? That would have been death to us all!
Satan saw his chance to win, and he seized it. His thinking was that since God had become a man, he just might be weak enough to be overcome by the allure of this world. So, he used the same techniques that he uses on people.
1) Satan observed that Jesus was hungry, so he tempted Him to break His fast. (v. 3)
2) Satan thought that if he offered Jesus the world, and its riches, He might bow to him, and worship him. (v. 5-7)
3) Satan tried to tempt Jesus to doubt, and to test God's faithfulness. (v. 9-11)
For forty days, the devil did his worst, but to no avail. Jesus became our champion, and won the day! Yay, Jesus! He overcame the temptations of this world, and remained faithful, and sinless.
Now here's the thing, if the devil has the gall to approach Jesus, and tempt Him with sin, don't be so naive as to believe that the devil won't come against you.
Note, as well, that our Savior warded off Satan's temptation with scripture. Get into God's Word, and study it. The Word of God is our offensive weapon against the devil.
One last observation, "And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season." (v. 13) This verse tells us that the devil's temptation isn't a one-and-done thing. He was going to be back!
Be careful out there, today. The devil is seeking a prey, and he is an alpha predator!
From my heart to your heart.

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