Re:Verse passage – Matthew 4:1-11 (day two)
And after He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He then became hungry. vs 2
There is so much about this passage that speaks to me. As if we needed further proof that Jesus was fully human, Matthew records his hunger. Food will play an integral part of Jesus ministry, but in this passage we see that he is understandably weakened by a lack of nourishment. This is also a beautiful picture of Jesus being an example for us. Before beginning his earthly ministry Jesus sets a pattern of intimacy with the Father for us to follow. Before any endeavor we must seek his face, his blessing, and his guidance.