Jesus has been in the wilderness for forty days without food and his body was very week as you could imagine.
1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. 2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. 3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. 4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Satan knew he was hungry and that at this time temping him with this was his best opportunity to try to get Jesus to sin against his father.
This temptation shows us that Jesus was human. he was truly a man just like us today, he felt the same things we so and went through the same things we do. He was hungry. I cant even begin to relate to him after fasting forty days.
I think I’m starving if I go just a few hours without eating.
Satan knows when you are at your weakest and he knows just what to say to make you stumble.
Satan know just were to strike and the best time to
So here he was out in the wilderness, hungry, and alone.
When we are in need and alone is when Satan shows up.
3 Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”
3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
Jesus was fully Man and fully God.
So he felt the same things we did but, he also had the power and authority of God to change his situation, if he chose to.
Doing so would have been against the Fathers will for Jesus, so for him it would have been sin.
17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
Jesus had a choice, to fulfill a need or do the will of his father.
Satan uses our Physical needs to make us doubt God will provided for us.
God has promised us that he will take care of our every need.
4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Jesus used scripture to fight off Satan.
God’s word is powerful!!
3 And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live.
sometimes God makes us do without to learn to depend on him.
he will take care of us if we just trust him but Satan tries to convince us that he will not be there when we need him.
26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? 27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
Jesus came to confirm that God is going to take care of us.
so never let Satan tell you different.
This is not an excuse to be lazy. That’s not how God works.
we need to focus on God’s purpose and will for our lives.
If we do he will always work things out for the good.
he never fails us.
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
If we trust in God and summit to his will for our lives he will always take care of your needs.
we need to depend on God and trust in him to