The Temptations of Jesus

An eminent Christian once said, ‘When the devil comes knocking on my door, Jesus answers it and says, ‘ He used to live here but I live here now.’ I pray that is what happens when the devil comes knocking on the door of my heart.

It is of comfort to me that Jesus was tempted as the same way as I am Because he was one hundred per cent human, as well as one hundred per cent divine, He had the capacity to sin. When Jesus was tempted it wasn’t the three temptations which are recorded, but tempting for forty solid days.

The devil’s question was ‘If you are the Son of God.’ The devil would have seen the baptism of Jesus in the river Jordan so there could have been no doubt that Jesus was indeed the Son of God. The devil would have seen the dove descending and the words ‘This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Because Jesus didn’t succumb to the temptations, we can live for ever with Him.