Matthew 4:1-11 Jesus Is Tested in the Wilderness

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Having faith is one of the most important things in life, and it’s one of the best gifts you can give to someone you love. It’s not just about relying on your own faith, but it’s also about relying on God’s. When you give your faith to someone, it gives them a reason to believe in you, which makes them happier and healthier.

Matthew 4:1-11

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted[a] by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”

Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’[b]

Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:

“‘He will command his angels concerning you,
    and they will lift you up in their hands,
    so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’[c]

Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’[d]

Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”

10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’[e]

11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.

What is God’s Solution

During Jesus’ ministry, many people were demanding a sign from God that He was present. They wanted to see a man or woman in a position of authority who would prove that God was real. This was because they were living in a world that was crumbling.

The Bible is full of records of God’s Word. Some of these records are written down and acted on, while others are merely heard. The Word of God is powerful and can change lives. But it can also be rejected. During Jesus’ ministry, people were tempted by Satan. He tried to convince them to accept authority from the world without suffering. Jesus was able to overcome this temptation. He used Scripture to fight against the devil.

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