Tested-Part 2


Jesus again was tested in the wilderness, and Satan challenged Jesus’ scripture-based rebuttal with a passage quote of his own:

Satan:“If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down [from this pinnacle], for it is written ‘He shall give His angels charge over you’ and ‘In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.’”

Jesus:“It is written again, ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’”  – Matthew 4:6-7 NKJV

The temptation to grab control is often hidden within a taunt. You can sense the sneering sarcasm as if he’s saying, “Ok, you want to reference scripture; how about the one promising God’s protection? You’re supposed to be the Son of God, so prove it!”

There was no question God was watching over Jesus. Only a few weeks earlier, the Father had audibly endorsed Him while coming up from baptism…

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