Day 17 Matt 4: 1-11, Mark 1: 12-13, Luke 4: 1-13 Temptation of Jesus

Matthew and Luke give us more of the details of Jesus’ temptation.  This was part of Jesus’ wrestling with what it would mean to be the Son of the Living God… was it going to be all about “him”… or about doing God’s will. 

Guided reflection:

  1. Notice “the spirit led him into the wilderness”… do you think sometimes it is in your best interest to do some wrestling with the enemy?
  2. Make a list of the kinds of things Jesus was tempted by – can you relate to any of these?
  3. Notice, Jesus used scripture to counter the enemy… you should feel more empowered to read God’s word for your own “victory!”

Guided Prayer:

“Loving God, we know there are times when circumstances force us to face ourselves when we have to make decisions about what will be most important in our lives.  Forgive us for the times we have not chosen well… and grant us courage to keep growing!  Amen!”