Re:Verse passage – Luke 4:1-13 (day four)
Jesus had just returned from His baptism. A voice from heaven had proclaimed God’s pleasure with Him. Now, as He returned from the Jordan, Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit. Certainly, this had been a mountain-top experience. We’ve all had them…experiences that draw us near to God and bring blessings overflowing.
What happens to Jesus next? Often times, following a mountain-top experience, we face some of the greatest tests of our lives. Jesus faced a grueling round of temptations that challenged Him to choose any way but God’s to move forward in His ministry. Spiritual highs can prepare us to face those lows of temptation. Guard yourself against the wiles of Satan…when you least expect it, he is poised to spring the trap! We are lulled into carelessness with those feelings of euphoria after being in the presence of God. Be vigilant…stand strong…Satan prowls about like a hungry lion, seeking those whom he may devour.