40 days without nourishment – living in a vast emptiness – alone, weary, hungry, weak, easy prey for the adversary.  Jesus was about to begin His ministry as the Holy Spirit led Him into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.  No, He wasn’t being led into temptation. He was being prepared for His remaining time on earth. It was  necessary for Jesus, in His humanity, to face the slings and full quiver of arrows Satan was preparing to throw His way.

There are many beautiful lessons in this event in spite of the difficulty that went with it.  Jesus acted in humility.  He was led by the Spirit and accompanied through the ordeal with Him. (What a comforting thought for us as we face difficult times.) He defeated the devil with the use of Holy Scripture.  The devil’s goal during the temptation was to subvert God’s plan for salvation, but Jesus had other plans.

Jesus is the perfect example of how we should live our lives during adversity.  We’re going to face tests as we travel through life.  If we remember that God is by our side through them, we can be confident. By using God’s Word, we have the strength and ammunition we need to defeat Satan and his lies.

When the devil at last realized that his misuse of scripture was no match for the sovereignty of God, he left Jesus.  At that point, God, the Father sent His angels to minister unto Him.

We will never have to face the torment that our Savior did, but when faced with temptation, we have the necessary armor to repel it.  The Holy Word of God – the Bible.

Dear God, remind us that you remain steadfast through your Word.  You are all we need to defeat the power of the devil.  Amen!


About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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  1. believe4147 says:

    Not only do we have the word but the power of the Holy Spirit in us. Praise God we are not on our own.

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  2. now I found it—I missed it this morning…

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  3. Amen! Thank you for this wonderful meditation, Kathy! It is such a comfort to know that through Christ, we have victory! ❤ and hugs!

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