Thursday, March 24, 2016

Passing the test.

March 24

Daily Bible Reading: Luke 4:1 – 32

Verse of the Day: Luke 4:1 – 2 – “And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and was led in the Spirit in the wilderness during forty days, being tempted of the devil. And he did eat nothing in those days: and when they were completed, he hungered.”

The Temptation of Jesus Christ. Matthew, Mark, and Luke all include this in their redemptive biographies of Jesus. Consider this, Matthew wrote about Jesus as a King, Mark wrote about Him as a servant, and Luke wrote about Him as the Perfect Man. John wrote about Him being Deity. Muse over the reasons why they included or left out this account.

Jesus as the Last Adam (1 Corinthians 15:45) would go on to be the Great High Priest (Hebrews 4:15) who has been tempted just as we are. One big difference, He does not fail the test as we are prone to do. Therefore, He understands what we face, and demonstrates that through God’s Word we can pass the test also.

Prayer: Fill my mind and heart with Your Word, O God. Amen.

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