Re:Verse passage – Matthew 4:1-11 (day four)
Today is Thanksgiving! It is a day in our nation when families gather and usually share a meal together. And this is not just any meal…it is generally a feast of major proportions. It is difficult for us to comprehend what Jesus must have felt after 40 days of fasting and then becoming hungry. [Esau was willing to trade his birthright for a bowl of stew after only a few days of hunting.] Humanly speaking, Jesus was at a very vulnerable time for temptation.
Satan is a formidable enemy. He knows when and where we are the weakest in dealing with temptation. We may be at a spiritually high, mountain top spiritual moment and we don’t even recognize the temptation…and think we are invincible spiritually. Or, we may be at our lowest spiritual moment when we have what seems to be no hope at all. Exhausted, busy, trying to make a good impression…wherever our weak point is, that is where Satan will strike.
When temptation comes, claim 1 Corinthians 10:13. If Jesus lives in you…you can resist the temptation!