Scripture Where Satan Tempts Jesus

Bible Gateway passage: Matthew 4:1-11 – New International Version

4Then the Spirit took Jesus into the desert, where he was temptedB) by Satan “>(B)as a result of the devil C)”>(C) Following a forty-day and forty-night fasting period, D) “>(D)he was in need of food. Three days later, the tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, F)”>(F)transform these stones into bread.” Four times Jesus responded: “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by food alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.'” “G) The letter G stands for “God is great.” “> The following is an example of a formalized formalized formalized (G) 5After then, the devil transported him to the holy city H) “>(H)and ordered him to take a position on the temple’s highest point.

6 “If you are the Son of God,” I) says the narrator “”Throw yourself on the ground,” he commanded.

“I will give you everything,” he replied, if you will only bend down and worship me.

L) “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him exclusively.’ As soon as the demon left him, N)”>(N)angels appeared and took care of him.” M)”>(M)11Then the devil left him, N)”>(N)angels came to his aid.

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New International Version (New International Version) (NIV) After that, the Spirit led him out into the desert, where he remained for forty days, A) in order to learn about God’s will for him “>(A)receiving a temptation from Satan. B) The word “B” refers to the letter “B” in the word “B” in the word “B” in the word “B” in the word “B” in the word “B” in the word “B” in the word “B” in the word “B” in the word “B” in the word “B” in the word “B” in the word “B” in the word “B” in the word “B” “>(B)He was in the company of wild animals, and angels looked after him.

Footnotes

  1. Mark 1:13 (NIV) The Greek word fortempted can alternatively be translated as meantested.

Jesus Is Tested in the Wilderness A)”>(A)

4Jesus, who is brimming with the Holy Spirit, B) “>(B)returned to Jordan And he was led by the Spirit D)”>D)into the desert,2where he stayed for forty days E)”>E)in the wilderness “(E)ncountering the devil’s temptation F) The letter “F” stands for “Failure to Comply with the Law.” “His hunger was fueled by the fact that he didn’t eat anything for three days. 3The devil answered to him, “If you are the Son of God, G) then you must be a G) demon.” “>(G) order this stone to transform into bread.

Jesus said, “It is stated, ‘Man shall not live on food alone.'” ” H) The letter “H” is an abbreviation for “Head” “> The following is an example of a formalized formalized formalized (H) 5The devil took him to a high position and showed him all of the kingdoms of the world in a second, and he was terrified.

8Jesus said, “It is written, ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him alone.’ ” “K)” is an abbreviation for “Knowledge.” “> The following is an example of a formalized formalized formalized (K) 9The devil took him to Jerusalem and forced him to stand on the roof of the temple, which was the highest point in the city.

” L ) L ) L ) L ) L ) L ) L ) L ) L ) L ) L ) L ) L ) L ) L ) L ) “> The following is an example of a formalized formalized formalized (L) Twelve years later, Jesus said, “It has been said, ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'” “M” is an abbreviation for “Men.” “> The following is an example of a formalized formalized formalized (M) 13 When the devil was through beguiling him, he N)”>(N)withdrew and left him O)”>(O)until an appropriate moment came along.

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TITLEMain PPT TITLEMain Point: Although Jesus was confronted with every temptation that we experience, He never sinned. Message from the Bible: Resist the devil, and he will depart from your presence. – James 4:7 (KJV) The Bible, a sword, a stone, and a piece of food are among the NIVProps. a note to the teacher It is critical to realize that Jesus was NOT tempted to sin – as in he had a strong desire to transgress but was just resisting the temptation. In James 1:13, we are told that “God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He tempt anybody” (NIV).

Christ does not have a sin nature in the same way that we have.

These temptations were brought to Christ, and His unwillingness to indulge in them meant that Jesus remained spotless and, as a result, was able to offer Himself as the perfect sacrifice, bearing the sin of mankind on the cross.

Background/Review

Teacher: Begin by sharing a personal story of a time when someone attempted to convince you to commit a sin. If you keep in mind the preceding Teacher Note, do not relate a moment when you “had the desire” to sin, but rather a time when someone or something actively attempted to persuade you to do something wrong, as Satan attempted to do with Jesus. Rather than the temptation to eat cake when on a diet, think of when you were 10 and your friend urged you to help him with his schoolwork. To “tempt” is to make an attempt to persuade someone to do something bad.

  • Inquire:Has anyone in this room ever been enticed by something?
  • For example, we will learn from God’s Word today that Satan attempted to tempt Jesus in the desert, but Jesus rejected temptation by turning to God’s Word for assistance.
  • He tempts you when you’re hungry, angry, lonely, or exhausted, among other things.
  • Satan attempted to entice Jesus shortly after He had been baptized by His cousin, John the Baptist.
  • The Word of God is alive and active in our lives.
  • – Hebrews 4:12a (the Bible) Teacher: Display your weapon as well as your Bible.
  • After Jesus was baptized, the Bible claims that the Spirit “immediately” took him into the desert to fast and pray.

According to the book of Mark, Jesus was “among the wild beasts” at the time (Mark 1:13).

Jesus was alone in the wilderness, having just been baptized, and He was in a bad way.

For 40 days, Jesus didn’t eat anything.

Hungry Please allow me to speak for a moment on the subject of fasting.

Fasting is done for a variety of reasons.

47Jesus, the One and Only).

Preparing food, eating it, and cleaning up afterward all require a significant amount of time.

When you fast, you have the opportunity to devote all of your time to prayer. It is via this action that you communicate to God and to yourself that He is more important to you than your regular food intake.

The First Temptation (Matthew 4:1-4)

Jesus was famished after 40 days and 40 nights of fasting and fasting without food. He was confronted by the tempter. His words were, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become bread.” he said. – Matthew 4:2–3 (NASB) The “tempter” was a slang term for the devil, also known as Satan. With the statement “If you are the Son of God,” Satan attempted to cast doubt on Jesus’s character and claim. Teacher: Show a stone and a loaf of bread to demonstrate. Say:According to the account of Luke, Satan attempted to entice Jesus throughout His forty days in the desert (Luke 4:2).

  • Satan was obviously aware that Jesus was in desperate need of food!
  • Of course, Jesus had the ability to bake bread.
  • (Matthew 6:35-44; Mark 8:1-20; Luke 6:35-44) Making bread was not a difficult task for Jesus.
  • “It is written: ‘Man does not live by bread alone.'” Jesus said.
  • Teacher: Show your Bible and sword to the audience once more.
  • It pierces through the doubts of the devil like a knife.
  • God humbled the Israelites in the wilderness, as Moses reminded them in Deuteronomy 8:3, when He brought manna from heaven, and Jesus was paraphrasing this verse.

It is the desire to understand God.

What did Satan entice Eve to do, you might wonder?

And what did Satan attempt to persuade Christ to do?

What do you think is similar?

Application: We must use caution in order to keep our fleshly cravings under control.

The most significant resemblance between the two situations is that Satan attempted to sow the seed of doubt in both instances.

“IF you are the Son of God.” he said to Jesus.

The Second Temptation (Matthew 4:5-7)

The devil then transported Jesus to the holy city, as follows: He arranged for Jesus to stand on the highest point of the temple structure. “If You claim to be the Son of God,” he replied, “cast Yourself to the ground.” “The Lord will instruct his angels to take excellent care of you,” it says in the Bible. They will take your hands in theirs and hoist you up. It will prevent slipping on a stone.'” (Psalm 91:11,12; 91:13,14) – Matthew 4:5-6 (New International Version) According to historical records, a portion of Herod’s temple stood around 450 feet tall.

  • Jesus was challenged by Satan to fling himself on the ground.
  • Satan attempted to persuade Jesus to do anything that would cause God to intervene on his behalf.
  • He is in a position of authority over us.
  • Although God is certainly capable of rescuing His children from terrible peril, acting stupidly and expecting God to intervene is putting faith in the hands of an imperfect God.

Note to the teacher: Psalm 78:17-22 describes God’s wrath against the Israelites when they challenged Him in the wilderness.

Satan quotes Scripture –

What if I told you that Satan is well aware of all that is stated in the Bible? To Jesus, he read the following verse: “The Lord will direct His angels to take excellent care of you.” They will take your hands in theirs and hoist you up. You won’t trip over a stone if you do this. – Psalm 91:11–12 (KJV) It is true that God can and does protect His children, but we must always remember that we must exercise good judgment in our decisions. God is not a laboratory for human experimentation. Satan was urging Jesus to “push the limits” with God in order to win his favor.

  • “It is also stated, ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test,'” Jesus said.
  • It literally means “to force God to prove Himself.” God is a holy being.
  • He is under no need to prove anything to anyone!
  • Teacher: Show your Bible and sword to the audience once more.
  • It cuts through the deceptions of the devil like a knife.

The Third Temptation (Matthew 4:8-11)

Finally, the devil transported Jesus to the top of a very tall mountain. He took Him across the world, showing him all of the kingdoms and their splendor. “If You would bend down and worship me,” he declared, “I will give You all I possess.” “Get away from Me, Satan!” Jesus said to the devil. ‘Worship the Lord your God,’ it says in the Bible. ‘He is the only One who deserves your devotion.’ 10:8-10 – Matthew 4:8-10 Satan gave Jesus the opportunity to control the entire world. The world, on the other hand, was not even Satan’s to offer (Psalm 22:28; Isaiah 37:16).

  1. It was Satan’s overpowering desire for power that ultimately led to his rebellion against God.
  2. On the contrary, Jesus already possessed all authority and glory, but He voluntarily chose to come to earth and sacrifice His life in order to save mankind.
  3. He, on the other hand, did not believe that being equal to God was something he should cling to.
  4. He took on the very character of a servant in order to survive.
  5. He had the appearance of a guy.
  6. He was entirely obedient to God, even though it resulted in his death.
  7. – Philippians 2:5-8 (New International Version) For His eternal dominion, Satan was promising Jesus temporal leadership of the world in exchange for His acceptance of his offer.
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Could it be that he believed that Jesus would desire worldly power in order to put an end to the evil and misery that exist on the earth?

Satan might have expected Jesus to be ready to bring everything under His command once more.

Jesus did not come into the world in order to put an end to all of the issues that exist on the planet.

If Jesus had bowed down to Satan, He would have committed a sin, according to the Bible, which states that we are only supposed to worship the one true God.

As Jesus maintained His attention on theeternal, He realized that it was more preferable for Him to stay sinless so that He might be the replacement for all humanity and therefore provide issue life to all who trust in Him.

Teacher: Show your Bible and sword to the audience once more.

It is capable of cutting through the devil’s nefarious schemes.

The devil then abandoned Jesus.

-Matthew 4:11 (The Bible) Angels are God’s representatives on earth.

What a difference it makes!

God expelled Satan from the earth, and angels appeared in his place.

He has a lot of intelligence.

We are all born with a sin nature, unlike Jesus, who was without sin (Romans 5;12; 7:18).

Because of this, we must rely entirely on the power of God in order to avoid the devil’s traps.

The good news is that we all have access to the same demon-defeating instruments that Jesus used to combat the devil.

The best of intentions will not be enough to beat the wicked one!

Otherwise, we shall be defeated ourselves.

Every temptation that we face has been experienced by our high priest, just as it has been experienced by us.

– Hebrews 4:15 (PowerPoint) “Resist the devil, and he will depart from you,” says the key verse.

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Temptation of Jesus – Bible Story

Three gospel writers, Matthew, Mark, and Luke, tell the story of Christ being tempted by Satan. According to the Bible, after being baptized by John the Baptist, Jesus fasted in the Judaean Desert for 40 days and nights, according to the story. This is when Satan came to Jesus, attempting to lead him away from the path of righteousness. After Jesus had denied each temptation, the Devil withdrew and Jesus returned to Galilee, where he would begin his public ministry. Satan’s temptations included hedonism, egoism, and materialism, among other things.

According to Jesus, in the Greatest Commandment, temptations are designed to deceive and corrupt three fundamental human traits: thinking, wishing, and feeling.

In three fields of human interest, they are tied to transcendentals or ultimate ideals: science (truth), the arts (beauty), and religion (goodness).

In the gospels of Matthew and Luke, “the tempter” or “the devil” tempts Jesus to do the following:

  • Create bread out of stones to relieve his own hunger
  • Leap from a pinnacle and rely on angels to break his fall
  • Kneel before Satan in return for all the kingdoms of the world

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If Jesus Could Not Sin What Was the Point of Satan Tempting Him?

“Get away from me, Satan!” Jesus said to him. Because it says in the Bible, “Worship the Lord your God and serve him alone.” (Matthew 4:10; Luke 4:10) Following his third temptation in the wilderness, Christ responded in this way to Satan, according to the Bible. Satan must have known that Christ would not sin, yet he attempted to entice Him despite this knowledge. What’s the point? In addition, given that Satan’s attempts were futile, why is this story included in the New Testament?

The Three Temptations

For 40 days and nights, Christ had not eaten a single bite of food. Immediately following his cousin John’s baptism, he withdrew to the desert to be with the Father and to pray for the first time in his life. Satan attempted to demolish the Savior while he was at his most vulnerable. In three points, he challenged Jesus to follow through on his promises: 1. Turn stones into bread by baking them (Matthew 4:3) 2. Jump from the temple’s peak, allowing the angels to rescue Him (Matthew 4:6) 3. Submit to the devil’s will and adore him in exchange for power (Matthew 4:8-9) While Jesus was waiting for the proper temptation, Satan continued to raise the stakes, as if he felt Jesus was merely waiting for the best offer.

Because it was “impossible for Jesus to sin,” Christ was able to withstand all of these temptations. The Son was completely and completely obedient to the Father. Jesus employed the Word of God against Satan in order to “make it clear that God is the one God.”

Satan’s Purpose

According to one author, Satan attempted to draw Christ away from God’s side, and he “believes he will succeed.” Ultimately, he wants to “somehow murder Jesus” and therefore experience victory over God, presumably as a kind of retribution for having been put into the flaming pits of Hell with his other conspirators as a result of their rebellion. In light of the fact that Jesus was both entirely God and totally man, and so was able to empathize with the reality of human temptation, Satan must have anticipated that He would succumb to His fleshly cravings.

Immanuel was sent “in the shape of sinful flesh,” yet He did not have His heart set on the things of this world.

Because Christ lived by the Spirit, Satan was unable to entice Him in the body.

God’s Purpose

What is the reader supposed to do in the face of Satan’s futility? And how can we live up to Christ’s sinlessness when we know that if we were subjected to this kind of pressure, we would “likely succumb to it”? Instead than making us feel small, the goal is to empower and educate the reader on how he or she may better resist temptation. According to James 4:7, we have the ability to resist the Devil if we follow Christ’s example and submit to the Lord’s will. Christ is our role model: use the Word to combat the wicked one and adore the Almighty.

  1. This story occurred because God permitted it, and we may learn from it about how to maintain our composure in the face of temptation, just as God authorized Satan to tempt Job, and Job responded by worshiping the Lord.
  2. When the Devil persuaded God’s Son to be obedient somewhere else, he offered him the opportunity to take power from and avoid the upcoming hardships at Satan’s side.
  3. When faced with hunger or exhaustion, believers are more inclined to commit sin.
  4. As Jesus waits for God to tend to His body, he puts his faith in the Father’s eternal plan and submits to the will of the Father.
  5. The snake is defeated.

Straight Path in the Wilderness

Utilizing the actual words of God, Matthew 4:1-11 urges Christians to expect and bear evil without succumbing; nevertheless, it also demonstrates how to oppose evil by using the very words of God. Even Christ, rather than presenting some fresh insight, referred to Scripture in order to defend Himself. “I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which may build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified,” Paul remarked in his farewell address to the Ephesian elders (Acts 20:32).

“In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God,” according to John 1:1, “and the word was God.” While confronting Satan, Christ guards Himself primarily with ― Himself; the unchangeable fact of who He is: the unchangeable I AM.

Twisted Truth

“Christ was the first to reference scripture in His fight with Satan,” according to the Bible, and he did so repeatedly, always opening with the words “It is written.” Today, Satan distorts Scripture in order to confound and deceive us, which is why we must be well-versed in the Scriptures. We make use of the Word of God, which is “sharper than any two-edged sword” (Hebrews 4:12), and in doing so, we summon the power of Christ for our protection. “The words of our Lord serve as a model for Satan.” Once Satan grasps the significance of Jesus’ defense, he “seeks to undermine our Lord’s faith in the Father.” Possibly, Satan attempted some “subtle twisting of God’s word,” and “the enemy felt certain that he might destroy our Lord even on scriptural grounds!” Christ, of course, has the upper hand in this situation.

  • Not only does the word matter, but so does the speaker.
  • “Every word of God hangs in the balance,” says the Son.
  • There are a lot of words.
  • In the case of those who are “hostile to God,” they are not “submissive to God’s law” (Romans 8:7).
  • God had stated that “man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord” (Deuteronomy 8:3).
  • Christ did not prostrate himself before Satan in return for power because Satan has no such power: “Fear the LORD your God, and serve him alone” (Deuteronomy 6:13).
  • In Hebrew, the word Deuteronomy literally translates as “Words.”

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When taken out of context, the words of the Lord appear dead and weak. Christ, on the other hand, always understood what the Father was getting at when He said something. He didn’t read the Bible in order to gain something for himself out of it. Rather than testing God, Jesus studied the word in order to put his faith in God. “Pay close attention to appropriate interpretation” and “hide God’s word in your heart so that you might live by it” are some of the advice. This is both our shield and our weapon, so to speak.

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What did Jesus say to Satan when He was tempted?

When the devil tempted Jesus in the Bible, he used Scripture to his advantage. In each of His replies, Jesus cited passages from the Scriptures. Allow me to share my thoughts on temptations and reactions. The words of Jesus are highlighted in red. Small capitals are used for quotations from the Old Testament. The words of the devil have been highlighted. It’s worth noting that Satan makes use of scripture as well. However, he intends to utilize it to fool others.

HUNGER:Matthew 4:3-4, “And the tempter came and said to Him, ‘ If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.’4 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. ‘ “(Jesus quoted Deut. 8:3) HUNGER:Luke 4:4, “And the devil said to Him,“If You are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.”4 And Jesus answered him,“It is written,‘Man shall not live on bread alone. ‘”(Jesus quoted Deut. 8:3)
SAFETY:Matthew 4:6-7, “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 ‘ ONtheirHANDS THEY WILL BEAR YOU UP, SO THAT YOU WILL NOT STRIKE YOUR FOOT AGAINST A STONE.‘ “7 Jesus said to him,“On the other hand, it is written,‘you shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’ ”(Satan quoted Psalm 91:11-12 and Jesus quoted Deut. 6:16) SAFETY:Luke 4:9-12, “And he led Him to Jerusalem and had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down from here; 10 for it is written, ‘ HE WILL COMMAND HIS ANGELS CONCERNING YOU TO GUARD YOU, ‘ 11 and,‘ONtheirHANDS THEY WILL BEAR YOU UP, SO THAT YOU WILL NOT STRIKE YOUR FOOT AGAINST A STONE.’” 12 And Jesus answered and said to him,“It is said, ‘ you shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’ ”(Satan quoted Psalm 91:11-12 and Jesus quoted Deut. 6:16)
WORSHIP: Matthew 4:9-10, “and he said to Him, ‘ All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me.’10 ‘Then Jesus said to him,“Go, Satan! For it is written,‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and serve him only. ‘”(Jesus quoted Deut. 6:13) WORSHIP:Luke 4:7-8, “ Therefore if You worship before me, it shall all be Yours.” 8 Jesus answered him,“It is written, ‘ you shall worship the Lord your God and serve him only. ‘”(Jesus quoted Deut. 6:13)
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Perhaps you’ve observed that the temptations are presented in a different sequence in Matthew and Luke; the second and third temptations are reversed, respectively. Despite this, Satan did not first reference Scripture in either of the Gospel accounts. The devil, on the other hand, began his temptation of Jesus by attempting to persuade Jesus to perform a miracle in order to satisfy his own bodily hunger, which he was experiencing because Jesus had been fasting for 40 days (Matt. 4:2). Satan attempted to persuade Jesus to sin by appealing to his physical nature.

Immediately after Satan used Scripture as an example, Jesus answered with another Scripture quotation.

This is also the way we should respond to temptations in our own lives.

As a result, the devil was not deterred by the knowledge that Jesus was the Son of God from enticing even God himself.

26 Bible verses about Jesus Christ, Temptation Of

ToolsVerse is a website on the internet “>Hebrews 4:15 is a verse that says Because we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but rather One who has been tempted in every way as we are, yet has come out unscathed. ToolsVerse is a page on the internet “2 Corinthians 5:21 (New International Version) He caused Him, who was without sin, to be sin on our behalf, so that we may be made the righteousness of God in Him through faith in Him. ToolsVerse is a page on the internet “>John 16:33 (KJV) These things I have spoken to you about in order for you to be at peace with yourself.

ToolsVerse is a page on the internet “>Matthew 4:1-11 is a biblical text.

Afterwards, after having fasted for forty days and forty nights, He began to feel hungry.

Nevertheless, He responded by saying, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by food alone, but by every word that emanates from the mouth of God.'” Afterwards, the devil *took Him into the holy city and forced Him to stand on the pinnacle of the temple, where he 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.'” “On the other hand, it is stated in the Scriptures, ‘You must not put the Lord your God to the test.'” Jesus spoke to him.

  1. In another instance, the devil *escorted Him to the top of a very high mountain and *showed Him all of the kingdoms of the world and their splendor; and he said to Him, “All of these things I will give You if You fall down and worship me.” Then Jesus *exhorted him, saying, “Go, Satan!
  2. ToolsVerse is a page on the internet “1:12 (Matthew 11:12) He was *compelled to walk out into the desert very immediately by the Spirit.
  3. ToolsVerse is a page on the internet “>Mark 1:13 is a quotation from the Bible.
  4. ToolsVerse is a page on the internet “>Matthew 4:1-10 is a biblical text.
  5. Afterwards, after having fasted for forty days and forty nights, He began to feel hungry.

Nevertheless, He responded by saying, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by food alone, but by every word that emanates from the mouth of God.'” Afterwards, the devil *took Him into the holy city and forced Him to stand on the pinnacle of the temple, where he 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.'” “On the other hand, it is stated in the Scriptures, ‘You must not put the Lord your God to the test.'” Jesus spoke to him.

  1. In another instance, the devil *escorted Him to the top of a very high mountain and *showed Him all of the kingdoms of the world and their splendor; and he said to Him, “All of these things I will give You if You fall down and worship me.” Then Jesus *exhorted him, saying, “Go, Satan!
  2. And He didn’t eat anything for those days, so when they were over, He was starving to death.
  3. ‘It is said, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone,'” Jesus responded, quoting the Bible.
  4. Afterward, the devil replied to Him, “I will give You complete control of this dominion and all of its grandeur; because it has been given to me, and I am free to give it to anyone I like.” In order to obtain all of this, you must first worship before me,” says the Lord.

“You shall worship the Lord your God and serve Him alone.” He then took Him to Jerusalem and seated Him on the pinnacle of the temple, where he said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down from here, for it is written,’ He will command His angels concerning You to guard You,’ and,’ On their hands they will bear You up,’ so that You will not strike Your foot against a stone.'” “It is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test,'” Jesus said.

  • “You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.” When the devil had finished with each temptation, he withdrew and waited for an appropriate opportunity to approach Him.
  • “God forbid it, Lord!” Peter said as he dragged Him away and began to reprimand Him.
  • You are a stumbling block for Me because you are not placing your attention on God’s interests, but rather on man’s interests.
  • And He was being straightforward in his presentation of the situation.

Nevertheless, when He turned around and saw His followers, He scolded Peter, *saying, *”Go ahead of Me, Satan; because you are not focusing your mind on the interests of God, but on the interests of man.” ToolsVerse is a website on the internet “Matthew 26:36-44 (KJV) Then Jesus and His disciples went to a spot called Gethsemane, where He told them to “sit here while I go over there and pray.” They did as He instructed.

And He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee with Him, and He started to be troubled and concerned as a result of their actions.

And He walked a little farther than they had gone, and He fell on His face and begged, saying, “My Father, if it is possible, please take this cup away from Me; but not according to my will, but according to Yours.” Upon arriving at the disciples’ quarters, He saw them sleeping, and He told Peter, “So, you guys were unable to maintain watch with Me for one hour?” Continue to watch and pray that you will not fall prey to temptation; the spirit is willing, but the body is weak,” says the apostle Paul.

  1. It took him another time to go and pray, saying “My Father, since this cannot pass away unless I drink it, Your will be done,” which meant “Your will be done.” He returned and found them asleep, since their eyes were heavy from the previous night.
  2. ToolsVerse is a page on the internet “>Mark 14:32-42 is a passage of Scripture.
  3. In response, He *told them, “My soul is afflicted to the brink of death; please remain here and keep watch.” Continue reading for more information.
  4. In response, He said, “Abba!
  5. “All things are possible for You; take this cup from Me; however, not according to my desire, but according to Yours.” Afterwards, He *arrived* and discovered them sleeping, and He *asked Peter, “Simon, are you asleep?” Couldn’t you at least keep an eye on things for an hour?
  6. And again He arrived and found them asleep, for their eyes were heavy from sleep, and they were at a loss for what to say in response.
  7. Rise, let us get moving; because look, the one who betrays Me is only around the corner!” ToolsVerse is a page on the internet “>Luke 22:40-46 is a biblical passage.

His faith was further bolstered when an angel from heaven came to him.

When He returned from prayer, He went to the disciples, who were sleeping because of their grief, and He asked them, “Why are you sleeping?

Further, the top priests, together with the scribes and elders, were also making fun of Him and taunting Him by saying, read more.

If He will now come down from the cross, we will believe that He is the King of Israel, and He will be our Savior.

ToolsVerse is a page on the internet “Mark 15:31-32 is an example of a parable.

” Bring down this Christ, the King of Israel, from the cross, that we may see and believe!” Those who were crucified beside Him were likewise defaming and demeaning to Him.

The soldiers made fun of Him as well, approaching Him and offering him sour wine, saying, “If You are the King of the Jews, save Yourself!” ToolsVerse page “>Luke 23:39 is a biblical passage.

Others, in order to put Him to the test, demanded that He show them a sign from on high.

But He responded by saying to them, “An evil and adulterous generation yearns for a sign, and yet no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah;” ToolsVerse is a page on the internet “11:29 (Luke 11:29) The gathering became larger and the Prophet started to proclaim, “This generation is a corrupt generation; it wants a sign, but it will receive no sign save the sign of Jonah.” ToolsVerse is a page on the internet “>John 2:18 is a biblical passage.

They then asked Him, “What sign do You show us that you have power to do these things?” (What sign do you show us that you have authority to do these things?) ToolsVerse is a page on the internet “>John 6:30 p.m.

ToolsVerse is a page on the internet “The Bible says in Hebrews 2:18 Because He was tempted in the same way that those who are tempted are tempted, He is able to come to the aid of those who are being tempted.

In order to receive mercy and find grace to assist us in our time of need, let us approach the throne of grace with boldness and assurance.

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Learn to Battle Temptation Like Jesus Did in the Wilderness

When Satan tries to kill Jesus in the desert, Christ reveals a blueprint for followers to follow in response. The temptation to sin or disobey God is a universal experience that everyone goes through. Jesus exemplified the correct response: to resist with the assistance of God and his Word, which is our most effective weapon in combating the lies of the devil and refuting his claims. The Lord’s confrontation with Satan in the wilderness took place for our benefit. It was part of God’s plan of redemption to demonstrate that he was tempted “in every way, just as we are” before he became a man (Hebrews 4:15).

Question for Reflection

Using a tremendous thrust of God’s sword, Jesus overcame Satan’s attacks and won the victory over him. When you are tempted, do you fight it with the truth of the Bible, or do you try to beat it with your own insufficient resolve and determination? We would do well to follow in the footsteps of our Savior.

Scripture References

It is recounted in Matthew4:1-11, Mark1:12-13, and Luke4:1-13 that Jesus was tempted in the wilderness by Satan.

Satan Tempts Jesus in the Wilderness Story Summary

Immediately following his baptism by John the Baptist, Jesus Christ was brought into the desert by the Holy Spirit where he was tempted by the devil. Jesus fasted for 40 days in the wilderness. “If you are theSon of God, order this stone to become food,” Satan replied to the angel. (Luke 4:3, New International Version) In response, Jesus quoted Scripture, reminding Satan that man does not survive only on the bread he consumes. Then Satan took Jesus up into the air and showed him all of the kingdoms of the world, telling him that they were all under the power of the Devil.

The following is another quotation from the Bible that Jesus used: “You shall worship the Lord your God, and him alone shall you serve.” (Deuteronomy6:13) In the third temptation, Satan led Jesus to the roof of the temple in Jerusalem, where he challenged him to hurl himself from the cliff.

Deuteronomy 6:16 was the verse that Jesus quoted back to them: “You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.” (ESV) Satan withdrew from Jesus after realizing that he could not vanquish him.

Life Lessons and Themes

Between Satan and Jesus, there was no little amount of bloodshed. The will of God and the will of the devil collided in a terrifying collision. When Satan attempted to bring Jesus into sin, God’s plan of redemption was jeopardized since a sinful Messiah could not be an acceptable sacrifice for mankind. However, Jesus has always been able to see through the Devil’s deceptions, and he is far more powerful than the devil himself. Three areas of temptation are presented to Jesus by Satan, which correspond to temptations that are prevalent to all of us today: desire of the flesh (hunger of various kinds), lust of the eyes (or covetousness), and the pride of life (or lust for authority).

  • By transforming stones into bread, Jesus would be acting independently of his Father and relying on his own strength to satisfy his own requirements.
  • During the second temptation, Satan attempts to persuade Jesus to put God’s promise of protection against bodily injury to the test.
  • He has entire faith in God and does not require such tests.
  • The Lord’s response is unequivocal in its refusal to make any concessions.

The devil nearly always portrays sin as acceptable and desirable, but the truth of God’s Word is the only solution available. Given that Jesus was entirely human, he is able to empathize with our difficulties and provide us with the specific assistance we require to avoid temptation.

Points of Interest

  • The temptations of Satan are listed in a different order in Matthew and Luke. Mark only provides a synopsis of the event. However, the Gospel of John makes no mention of it
  • Jesus’ 40 days of fasting remind us of the 40 years that the Israelites spent wandering in the desert, and of Moses’ and Elijah’s 40-day fasts
  • The Spirit of God led Jesus into the wilderness, or to a place of temptation, but it was not God’s Spirit that caused him to be tempted. Satan attempted to seduce Jesus. There is no need for us to blame God for the temptations we endure
  • Satan’s seduction of Jesus immediately following his baptism was no accident. Many new Christians go through comparable trials and tribulations immediately following their conversion and baptism.

Sources

  • “Can you tell me what the significance and purpose of Jesus’ temptations were?” “The Interpretation of St. Matthew’s Gospel,” to give it its full title. The English Standard Version (ESV) Study Bible

What was the meaning and purpose of Jesus’ temptations?

QuestionAnswer The three temptations by Satan in the desert were not the only temptations that our Lord faced during his time on Earth, as some believe. We read in Luke 4:2 that He was tempted by the devil for forty days, but He was likely tempted at other times as well (Luke 4:13; Matthew 16:21–23; Luke 22:42), and yet He remained sinless and without compromise throughout the entire experience. Some have stated that the Lord’s fasting time is comparable to that of Moses (Exodus 34:28) and Elijah (1 Kings 19:8), but it is important to remember that what matters is how the Lord responds with temptation in the context of His humanity.

He was able to: 1) destroy the devil’s power and free those who were held in slavery by their fear of death (Hebrews 2:15); 2) serve as a merciful and faithful High Priest in service to God and atone for our sins (Hebrews 2:17); and 3) be the One who is able to sympathize with us in all our (Hebrews 4:15).

  1. However, the most essential thing is that we have a High Priest who is able to intercede on our behalf and grant us the forgiveness that we deserve.
  2. Our Lord, however, was also ministered to by angels throughout this period of intense trial, which is a wonder in and of itself, considering that the almighty One would condescend to accept such assistance from inferior beings!
  3. The assistance of angels, who are ministering spirits sent to those who will inherit salvation, is provided to us as well at times of testing and difficulty (Hebrews 1:14).
  4. The first temptation is related to the desire for one’s flesh (Matthew 4:3–4; Mark 1:1–2).
  5. But our Lord responds with Scripture, citing Deuteronomy 8:3.
  6. However, the Lord responds with another verse of Scripture (Deuteronomy 6:16), declaring that it is improper for Him to abuse His own abilities.
  7. Paul said that the devil already has authority over all kingdoms of the earth (Ephesians 2:2), but that he was now ready and willing to surrender all to Christ in exchange for His loyalty.
  8. There are numerous temptations that we unfortunately fall into because our flesh is inherently weak, but we have a God who will not allow us to be tempted beyond what we are able to endure; He will offer a way out of whatever situation we find ourselves in (1 Corinthians 10:13).
  9. The temptations that Jesus faced in the wilderness help us recognize the numerous temptations that prevent us from properly serving God.
  10. There are a plethora of temptations presented to us by the powers of evil, but they all have three things in common: desire for the eyes, lust for the flesh, and a sense of personal accomplishment.
  11. The attacking weapon of a Christian soldier in the spiritual war of life is the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.

Knowledge of the Bible on a deep level will put the Sword of the Spirit into our hands and help us to triumph against temptations. Questions regarding Jesus Christ (return to top of page) Is it possible to determine the significance and purpose of Jesus’ temptations?

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Jesus was brought into the desert by the spirit, where he was tempted by the Devil. Jesus was starving after forty days and nights of fasting and fasting. When the Devil urged Jesus to convert stones into bread, he said, “Human beings cannot survive on bread alone; they require every word God says.” The second temptation presented itself when Jesus was tempted to fling himself from the highest pinnacle of the temple and command angels to capture him. To which Jesus said, “Do not put the Lord your God to the test.” Last but not least, the Devil gave Jesus all of the kingdoms of the earth in exchange for his devotion of him.

A stained-glass window representing Christ’s temptation is shown in the chapel.

Understanding the text

It is possible to get insight into the challenges that Jesus was grappling with during his forty days in the desert by looking at the three temptations that Matthew narrates.

  1. Jesus’ initial difficulty was whether to utilize his miraculous power for selfish motives or to benefit others. “Tell these stones to become bread”– The first dilemma that Jesus faced was deciding how to use his amazing ability. While fasting for forty days and nights, Jesus denied himself the option to eat anything to fulfill his need for food. ‘Fling yourself down’– Jesus was instructed to throw himself from the highest pinnacle of the temple, demonstrating that he is not concerned with material things but with spiritual sustenance provided by God. When it came to this particular instance, the Devil himself used scripture. The challenge to Jesus was to misuse his authority once more. However, it also required Jesus to demonstrate that he was the Messiah and that God truly cared about him. For Jesus, this was a critical question to answer since he would be confronted with it over and over as people questioned his identity and authority
  2. “Bow down and worship me”– This temptation challenged both Jesus’ loyalty to God and his ambition to wield political power. However, Jesus demonstrated that his vision of a Messiah was not one who possessed governmental authority, but rather one who placed God’s kingdom above all else.

Each temptation is met by a passage from the Old Testamentbook of Deuteronomy, which Jesus uses to answer. That when Jesus is tempted and believes that he is in a tough circumstance, he turns to God’s word for direction is seen in this passage. In response to the temptations, Jesus grew stronger and more equipped for his mission as a consequence of his rejection of three incorrect methods of going about his business:

  • Provider of solely material requirements for others
  • A magician who uses his abilities to perform miracles and achieve fame
  • A politician who gives in to wickedness in order to obtain political power

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