Today’s devotion is based on Luke 4:12-13, “And Jesus answered him (Satan), “It (Word of God) is said, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’” And when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from him until an opportune time.”
These were Jesus’ final words to Satan after being tempted by him. Why did Jesus put himself in such a state that Satan thought he could tempt Jesus to disobey God’s Word? The answer is that he did it for each one of us. Jesus wants to teach us that, just as he did, to use the Word of God when tempted. That is where we find Jesus and the Holy Spirit. They give us hope and faith to resist the temptations that attack us, as they try to separate us from God.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, thank you for your gift of grace shown in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Thank you for the Holy Spirit, who brings us to faith, and helps us to understand the Bible. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.