Luke 4: 1 – 2 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil.

One of the major doctrines of the church is the Jesus was both Divine and Human. In order to be the perfect sacrifice to pay for sin, Jesus has to be human to endure what all humans endure, temptation being one of those. Here we have Eden II: man is again tempted by Satan in three ways: food, power, and self-aggrandizement. As Jesus said later He came not to be served but to serve. Jesus never uses his heavenly authority for his own good. He uses his heavenly authority for the betterment of mankind. How does Jesus overcome the temptations? He does not use his own authority to resist but rather uses what all of us have, The Bible. According to Paul we are to put on the whole armor of God and the Word of God is our Sword. It is only the Word of God that can withstand temptation. If we are going to defeat the Satan we too need to immerse ourselves in the Word of God. Amen.