Jesus is Tempted in the Desert
After His baptism, the Holy Spirit filled Jesus’ heart and he went in the desert to fast and pray. He spent forty days in the desert and the devil tempted Him.
When it was clear Jesus was hungry, the devil said, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.”
Jesus responded, “It is written, One does not live on bread alone.”
Next, the devil showed Jesus all the kingdoms in the world all at once. He said, “I shall give to you all this power and glory; for it has been handed over to me. I may give it to whomever I wish. All this will be yours, if you worship me.”
But Jesus, still strengthened by the holy spirit answered, “It is written You shall worship the Lord, your God, and him alone shall you serve.”
Finally, the devil took Jesus to Jerusalem and made him stand on the top of the Temple. Once again, he tried to tempt Jesus with scripture and said, “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. With their hands they will support you, lest you dash your foot against a stone.”
However, Jesus stayed strong. He answered, “It also says that you shall not put the Lord, your God, to the test.”
When the devil finished with these attempts and was unsuccessful, he left Jesus alone.
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