Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. Matthew 4:1
What is Lent season all about? Although the Bible doesn’t mention the word Lent, the season is based off the 40 days Jesus spent in the wilderness and was confronted by Satan. Jesus displays how to overcome our temptations by turning to God
And the tempter came and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.” But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.'” Matthew 4:3-4
Many times in life we worry most about our physical needs and not our spiritual needs. Just as Jesus said, we can’t live off just food alone, it may satisfy a temporary need, but our souls are eternal. We need to feed our souls the Word of God, the Bread of Life Jesus Christ.
and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down; for it is written, ‘HE WILL COMMAND HIS ANGELS CONCERNING YOU’; and ‘ON their HANDS THEY WILL BEAR YOU UP, SO THAT YOU WILL NOT STRIKE YOUR FOOT AGAINST A STONE.'” Jesus said to him, “On the other hand, it is written, ‘YOU SHALL NOT PUT THE LORD YOUR GOD TO THE TEST.’ Matthew 4:6-7
Is it our will or Gods will? Many people want to test God, for him to prove himself. But its Gods will be done, not ours. Stop trying to tempt God, allow him to reveal his glory in due time.
and he said to Him, “All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go, Satan! For it is written, ‘YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND SERVE HIM ONLY.'” Matthew 4:9-10
As humans we have an ego problem, we want others to praise and magnify us. But there is only one God and he is the only one worthy to be praised. Those who humble themselves will be exalted by God.
So are you reflect this Lent Season, what temptations is Satan challenging you with? Draw near to God and he will draw near to you in Jesus Name Amen