Re:Verse passage – Luke 4:1-13 (day five) 3 And the devil said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.”
There is striking similarity in the strategy of Satan in the temptation of Jesus and the temptation and fall of man. Satan calls into question the truthfulness of God in order to create confusion and uncertainty about the nature and character of God. “Is His Word true?” At stake in these temptations and responses is the character of God. Can we really believe Him? Can we really trust Him? Can we count on Him to keep His promises? Scripture says “Yes!” ” A thousand times Yes!!” The temptation was more about the trustworthiness of God than the identity of Jesus. Jesus models the correct perspective. Is our faith and trust in God and His Word bigger than our self-image and self-esteem?