“Satan tempted Jesus to use his powers to turn stones into bread. He wanted the Son to rebel against the Father and forsake His will and ways. But by faithfully trusting and obeying God, Jesus defeated satan. To Him, the Father’s word is so much more important than physical food.” – Pastor Glem Melo
By Pastor Glem Melo
Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” But he answered, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.'” (Matthew 4:1-4)
Adam was not hungry in paradise, but he rebelled against God and followed his own will and ways.
God tested and let Israel hunger in the wilderness. He was teaching them that they need His word more than physical food (Deuteronomy 8:2-3). But by grumbling and complaining, the Israelites showed themselves to be unfaithful and rebellious to God and His ways (Exodus 15 and 16).
Like Adam and Israel, Jesus was…
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