Re:Verse reading–Luke 4:1-13 (day one)
“He was tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.”–Hebrews 4:15.
As a man, our Lord endured all the pressures, disappointments and hardships that characterize the human condition. Are you tired? So was He. Unfairly accused? Misunderstood? Him too.
As a human, Christ was also tempted. Offered false information. Encouraged toward disobedient choices with disastrous outcomes.
Very subtle. Nothing cruel or outwardly immoral is suggested. Small concessions. Nudged toward a life that is “a reasonable version of God’s will”.
Notice the Savior’s use of Scripture. Three temptations. Three thoughtful moments to consider God’s written word.
Here is humanity as it was designed to be! Here is the perfect man! In fellowship with God. Confidence in God’s word. Obedient heart.
Merry Christmas, everyone! “For those whom God foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His dear Son, so that He might be the firstborn among many brothers.”–Romans 8:29