Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’’”
Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “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.’’”
Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’’”
Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”
Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’’”
Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.
Question: What were some of the temptations that Satan threw at Jesus? (Go back and take a look.)
Question: How do you get tempted?
Question: How did Jesus respond to each temptation?
Jesus kept responding to temptations with “It is written....” What does that mean? 🤔
Jesus responded to temptations with words from the Bible. It is God’s Word that cuts off the temptation and keeps you from falling.
Learn to speak out God’s Word (it’s like a sword) to push back temptation. Keep Reading...
Temptation: “Worry about your clothes, your friends and your food.”
Speak out Philippians 4:6 - “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
Temptation: “Gossip and lie about people.”
Speak out Ephesians 4:29 - “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”
Temptation: “Rebel against authority.”
Speak out Romans 13:2 - “So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and they will be punished.”
Learn to fight temptation the way Jesus did. How do you often get tempted? Do you know a Scripture passage that will fight that temptation? Find the passage or ask for help.
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